By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-11-30 08:19:52 -0600
Started 2011-11-25 17:25:24 -0600

If your having trouble with your cholesterol and not happy with whatever you take, I would highly recommend talkiking to your doctor about Fenofibrate. not only is it a great drug in lowering your bad cholesterol but also helps to increase your good cholesterol. One last thing and perhaps the best is that in a recent double blind study it has shown to improve kidney function and helpng to lower the risk of kidney failure and possible dialyisis treatment on the road

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pixsidust 2011-11-26 13:32:09 -0600 Report

I take it. I did not want to be on a Statin because of Liver damage side effects so went on Fenofibrate. I really like it.

GabbyPA 2011-11-27 08:19:22 -0600 Report

My doctor keeps wanting to put me on statins, but they mess with me. So maybe this is an alternative. Is this a generic or not?

sonas 2011-11-27 08:36:11 -0600 Report

Gabby ive been told Statins can cause muscle pain

My cholesterol is 2.8 yet im still on a Statin confusing it is !!

GabbyPA 2011-11-29 13:38:46 -0600 Report

That is the last one I took. Before that I took pravistatin. Neither one likes my body very well.

vijo 2011-11-29 16:02:00 -0600 Report

mine did the same thing, so my dr. stopped it for 2 months, then i started over at a very low dose and very slowly worked my was back up to the dose he wants me on. it tolerate it fine now. my body has adjusted. it is a very important med, the alternative of going without it is worse.

GabbyPA 2011-11-30 08:19:52 -0600 Report

My numbers are not that out of wack to justify it for me. The simvastatin was a lower dose but it was just as bad. My mom also had very bad reactions to statins and still has muscle weakness from it. I just don't want to go down that path.

GabbyPA 2011-11-27 08:45:13 -0600 Report

Statins cause a lot of pain in my body. I tried two different ones, but it makes it impossible to sleep because of the pain in my back and legs. So I stopped taking it. It does help, but it is not worth it to me.

pixsidust 2011-11-27 20:08:41 -0600 Report

I know it comes in a generic form but do not know it this is the generic name or not. It is mainly for triglycerides. I had fabulous results with it!
My cholesterol and triglycerides both improved. I was also told fish oil helps

Caroltoo 2011-11-27 20:30:01 -0600 Report

pixsidust: fish oil also is given to help with depression…another very worthwhile side effect.

Caroltoo 2011-11-27 22:15:37 -0600 Report

I just googled it and started a discussion…why don't you read the article I posted. Actually, I think the psychiatrist I first heard this from used a higher dose, but this would be a good starting point.

Caroltoo 2011-11-27 22:03:10 -0600 Report

Oh, haven't done that for a while. Sorry. Why don't you google some combination of "depression, alternative treatments, fish oil"?

Caroltoo 2011-11-27 11:18:55 -0600 Report

I've tried three, had complications with all, and decided I could do better with just diet and exercise. No problems now, but used to find myself leaning on the hall walls at work because I was so shakey and my legs hurt so much.

sonas 2011-11-27 09:18:22 -0600 Report

|Gabby many thanks for your reply you could be describing my symptoms!
very uncomfortable legs at night especially

but maybe that is the price we pay for low colesterol figures! again thanks for your interest Brendan