By Goddess Latest Reply 2014-04-05 05:34:22 -0500
Started 2008-12-04 11:21:51 -0600

What meds do you use to control all aspects of cholesterol?

12 replies

MrMonteno 2014-04-05 05:34:22 -0500 Report

I'm suppose to be a daily consumer of Zocor because my cholesterol is a few points above normal. Im one of these natural healthy alternative guys who doesn't want to pop pills when i can bring it down on my own, plus not risk facing the dangerous side effects the pharma pill contains.

bucky 2008-12-10 06:02:34 -0600 Report

Ive got a pretty amazing story about my cholesterol. Trigliserites (exuss the spelling)was the reason for my BM2 the normal number is suppose to be about 150 well mine was 30,000 and i never even new it tell i was getting paencres attacks cause my blood was so thick from all the fat in it it got plugged. Well after 23 attacks and 2 near death from it,an many different drugs combos im happy to say its finniy down to 160 Hoo Hoo. Even my docs are amazed. just thought id share that.

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-07 08:50:27 -0600 Report

My doctor put me on Niacin a couple of years ago, in addition to Lovostatin. I take 500 mg daily, and that has really done a great job for me. I know of others who have found that the Niacin (over the counter) works really well for them. As with any med, you should discuss with your doctor before beginning the Niacin, but it realy works!

2008-12-07 12:27:11 -0600 Report

That's the same dosage of Niacin that I take, 500mg. I take it at bedtime as Niacin has a tendency to cause 'flushing'. I haven't noticed this at all but then I'm sleeping when it would be happening! Pharmacist recommended taking it at night. I just started on Niacin in May with pravastatin 20 mg (per my doctor's instruction) and my last cholesterol tests were much better. I used to take Vytorin and my doctor took me off of it although it did lower my cholesterol it was actually getting to the 'too low' side and they don't know if there is a too low anymore. Also the latest research on Vytorin said it wasn't doing what it claimed to do and it was expensive.

Petrea 2008-12-05 00:45:55 -0600 Report

My cholesterol was pretty good without any medicine, but the dr. said he wanted it better than pretty good so he put me on Lipitor and now he says it is excellent & where it should be.

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