Deadly cholesterol treatment options scarce
I appreciate you all taking the time to read this.
I am 30 y/o. My untreated total cholesterol is 550. I am 5'11, 210 lbs.
I have history of high cholesterol and heart disease in family.
I have been attempting to get on the right medication for a few years now. I have tried it all. I have now ended up back on lipitor. Crestor (+zetia), as well as every other pill you can think of, have some intolerable side effect for me.
I have fought to get up to 20mg of lipitor. Nausea, headaches, mouth sores, dizziness, etc. But I am now more or less tolerating 20mg. The problem is my LDL is still at 289, and I do not feel i can increase anymore at this particular time.
It is important to note that I also battle with elevated liver enzymes. I was fine on lipitor 10mg, but now at 20mg my elevated enzymes are not sustainable.
My doctor just left me a message discussing some new injectable, or even a treatment whereby it is similar to dialysis as they filter the cholesterol every 3 months from your blood.
I do not feel I am ready for all that.
Here is what I am thinking, starting immediately:
1. Run twice a day; once in morning and evening. Lift weights every other day.
2. Fix my diet.
3. Stay on lipitor 20mg.
4. Start citrucell twice a day.
Consequently, lose 20+ pounds and get fit...
When I weighed 160 lbs 5 years ago, I didnt have liver issues and my cholesterol untreated was closer to 375. This makes me believe if I get into exercising daily, and eating right, that my liver and body will be able to tolerate the lipitor better.
I feel I am at the end of the road, before getting into some hardcore treatments, and I am taking it seriously...
I hope that people can post their useful and helpful advise on my situation here. thank you again.
Last edited by asf58967; 03-05-2013 at 07:02 PM.