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Old 06-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Smile Ruvastatin & Familial hyperlipidemia

Hi,
I'm new to the boards & am interested in finding other
people who have inherited high cholestrol. I was diagnosed
when my late mum had several strokes and me & my 5 older
sisters were screened.
It was just my eldest sister & me (the youngest) who had inherited
it. 2 of my sisters 3 daughters had it, and both my daughters.
Does anyone else have such a strong family history of inherited
cholestrol?
I live in UK & am currently on Ruvastatin 10mg. Cheers x

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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Re: Ruvastatin & Familial hyperlipidemia

Hi, yes my story is sort of the same. On my father's side there is lots of heart disease, not on my mother's. I have inherited it and my brother and 2 sisters haven't. How are you getting on with the statin? It worked great for me as far as reducing my cholesterol was concerned but I didn't actually get on with it very well.....shame as it really brought my numbers under control. I'm in the UK here too and mine came down to around 5, which is ok.

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: Ruvastatin & Familial hyperlipidemia

Hi Dottydog,
My cholesrol has come down to 12 from 15 on the statins, its
been difficult to bring it down, tried simvastatin, liptor in past.
The consultant at the lipid clinics is considering starting me on a type
of dialysis, where they filter the cholestrol out of your blood directly,
but its very time consuming & your tied to having go to hospital
for several times a month. Do you have children? Have they got FH? Cheers x

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Re: Ruvastatin & Familial hyperlipidemia

Hi Dottydog,
My cholesrol has come down to 12 from 15 on the statins, its
been difficult to bring it down, tried simvastatin, liptor in past.
The consultant at the lipid clinics is considering starting me on a type
of dialysis, where they filter the cholestrol out of your blood directly,
but its very time consuming & your tied to having go to hospital
for several times a month. Do you have children? Have they got FH? Cheers x

 
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
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Re: Ruvastatin & Familial hyperlipidemia

Wow, I have never heard of that before, getting your blood filtered for cholesterol but then I have never heard of a level of 12 before either. I hope rosuvastatin works for you, it was good for me as far as the numbers were concerned so hopefully it will work for you. No kids here so no-one to get checked out. Good luck

 
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