Re: Interpreting VAP Results
Sorry for replying so late, I thought I would be emailed if anyone responded...
I am on meds, which makes me more nervous. I take a beta blocker for my BP which is just sporadic and have been on stimulant medication for ADHD since I was 7. I understand fully the risks of stimulants which is why I am so proactive in regards to my health with the things I can control (i.e. diet, exercise, no smoking etc...). My doctor has suggested niacin a few times but doesn't want to go down that road yet given how low my ldl is and because there haven't been any real end point studies looking to see if the laboratory value of changing the particle size with niacin translates into a clinical one. I worry very much about having ADHD and using stimulants though, but my doctor assures me that the etiology of heart disease really hasn't been linked to these drugs (however its neither been shown to not exist), although it can in certain cases precipitate things such as cardiac vasospasm, etc...
@tjihb- I have asked him, and a cardiologist, they both are kind of clueless about it. I don't blame them, there really haven't been any clinical trials of niacin alone in my particular case (prevention). I think they just hope that my healthy lifestyle (though my bp is regulated with the BB) will give me an edge over my father, although he wasn't exactly unhealthy, just had a bit high cholesterol and triglycerides which somehow prompted a stent when he was 43.
Thanks for the responses, if anyone else wants to share any personal stories or give their two cents please do!