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Old 09-18-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Have to stay on statins :( Info?

I was on Lipitor for a few years after my Choles. was like 300 and something...I have recently moved to Arizona and my new insurance won't cover it, while waiting to figure our which one it would cover....all the soreness in my knees are gone...my joints feel SO much better but even taking the Lipitor my levels are still over the norm and Dr wants me on statins I have now been put on Lova something or other....I have started walking every night and I am trying really hard to change diet...baby steps...I'm eating fruit every day and instead of snaking on sweets, I'm eating salsa and tosditos....it's a start.....anthing to counter the soreness in joints?

 
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Re: Have to stay on statins :( Info?

You mean lovastatin (generic name)? Brand names include Mevacor.

For lowering high LDL levels, avoiding trans-fats from hydrogenated oils, avoiding saturated fats, consuming unsaturated fats instead, and losing body fat, can help.

For lowering high VLDL / triglyceride levels, avoiding sugars, fast digesting carbohydrates, and alcohol, consuming fish fat, and losing body fat, can help.

 
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Re: Have to stay on statins :( Info?

You could also try some of the alternative supplements often mentioned here to avoid those side effects of the statins.

 
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Re: Have to stay on statins :( Info?

If you stay on a statin, take CoQ 10 with it as statins deplete that from your body and watch your vitamin D levels.

 
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