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Old 12-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Smile High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

Hi - I have difficulty swallowing pills and cannot swallow a good portion of the Cholesterol pills out there. Plus, statins usually give me muscle soreness. I already have fibro and osteo. Have tried diet, no luck. It appears high cholesterol readings are hereditary in my family. Even if I had to take a couple of small dose pills to equal a larger dose would be fine. Any suggestions, ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

Hello,

Are you saying you want to try alternative methods to lower your LDL? If the pill size is a problem you can always cut it in half. Red Yeast Rice (Nature's Plus brand. It's large but as I said, you can score it in halves or fourths) + Ubiquinol should help.

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

Thanks for your reply. I was on Pravastatin, but the statin drugs do give me muscle soreness. I should say it adds to muscle soreness from osteo and the fibro. I could try the Red Yeast Rice. Do you know if it is gassy because of the yeast? Sounds like a silly question. Just don't want to develop a stomach issue! Not sure if the majority of the prescription drugs can be cut in half. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in replying to my post! I appreciate it!

 
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Re: High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

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Thanks for your reply. I was on Pravastatin, but the statin drugs do give me muscle soreness. I should say it adds to muscle soreness from osteo and the fibro. I could try the Red Yeast Rice. Do you know if it is gassy because of the yeast? Sounds like a silly question. Just don't want to develop a stomach issue! Not sure if the majority of the prescription drugs can be cut in half. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in replying to my post! I appreciate it!
Hello Again,

I have had no problems with gas nor have I heard of anyone else taking this having this problem. This isn't a prescription drug but something you would purchase at an HFS or vitamin shop. I see no problem with cutting it to a size you can tolerate.

All the best,

Jen

 
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