Cholesterol medication?

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10/27/2018 5:10 AM

Dr finally put foot down, my levels too high in spite of diets and exercise. Anything I should ask him i.e side effects, other treatment options etc?

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10/27/2018 5:43 AM

The statin drugs made my joints hurt. The "cure" for me was diet, specifically low carb/keto. Good luck with getting your levels down.

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10/27/2018 7:06 AM

Mx746 wrote:

Dr finally put foot down, my levels too high in spite of diets and exercise. Anything I should ask him i.e side effects, other treatment options etc?

100% your diet is still bad.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

10/27/2018 8:30 AM

I've been taking a low dose of simvastatin for several years. My level is good and no side effects I can tell. I do take COG 10 which is supposed help with the muscle aches maybe that's making a difference.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

10/27/2018 10:20 AM

Yes I also have been taking 1 Simvastatin 40mg at bed time for many years without problems. Early on my Dr. put me on Lipitor but I had problems with joint pain on that medication.

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10/27/2018 11:10 AM

Mx746 wrote:

Dr finally put foot down, my levels too high in spite of diets and exercise. Anything I should ask him i.e side effects, other treatment options etc?

Moto96 wrote:

100% your diet is still bad.

Not necessarily.

Statins have minimal to no side effects.

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10/27/2018 11:21 AM

Probably should get mine checked. Gotta finish the buffalo chicken waffle fries first...

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10/28/2018 8:30 AM

One thing I do see is in Europe you don't get cholesterol drugs without the CoQ10 too but here in the USA the Dr's don't even talk about it much.

Diet & exercise will only do so much , if you can take the Lipitor or Crestcor with minimal side effects and lower the numbers do it especially if you are high risk for heart disease.

As always do your research and talk to your Dr's

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10/28/2018 3:03 PM

Mx746 wrote:

Dr finally put foot down, my levels too high in spite of diets and exercise. Anything I should ask him i.e side effects, other treatment options etc?

Moto96 wrote:

100% your diet is still bad.

it cant be too bad, Im 6' 145lb eat more green stuff than grilled stuff. (I do have a mental health burger once a week though...)

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10/28/2018 7:17 PM

Thankfully I'm not on any medications, but when I am given something, being in my 40s I always ask how it effects the wood.

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10/28/2018 8:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/28/2018 9:03 PM

Mx746 wrote:

Dr finally put foot down, my levels too high in spite of diets and exercise. Anything I should ask him i.e side effects, other treatment options etc?

Moto96 wrote:

100% your diet is still bad.

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Not necessarily.

Statins have minimal to no side effects.

LOL, Who told you that, some dumb doctor?
Statins might be fine for some lame that sits on his ass all day collecting a welfare check.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

10/29/2018 5:22 AM

What do you do for a living?

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10/29/2018 11:08 AM

Markee wrote:

What do you do for a living?

Former aircraft tech, now caring for the kids, one with autism, one fighting a courageous battle against cancerous brain tumor, and a third doing well, just got into a hockey club.

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10/29/2018 12:04 PM

Moto96 sure sounds a lot like Premixjunkie aka Mortgage Paul

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10/29/2018 7:56 PM

Livalo is the one I could actually take without having muscle cramps continuously. It did reduce my cholesterol to a manageable level and I can moto!

It is pricey and "non-formulary" but they have a discount card program to get it to $18 a month.

Someone should lay off the chicken waffles....it's hereditary!

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10/30/2018 12:23 PM

500guy wrote:

Moto96 sure sounds a lot like Premixjunkie aka Mortgage Paul

It's him. He's very predictable......

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10/30/2018 1:34 PM

The latest research on this topic suggests that it might be a lot more complicated then just popping a pill to make those numbers look better. One paragraph in this article even states that increased cholesterol after the age of 50 could be healthier.

I really think reducing your weight and lifestyle factors are more important than lowering cholesterol. A cholesterol pill won't prevent you from having a heart attack if you smoke a pack a day, or are morbidly obese.

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