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Old 07-24-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Cholesterol

I read some time ago that there is link with thyroid and high cholesterol. About four years ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and am taking simvastatin. Had thyroid surgery when I was 19 and am now 65. It's hypo now. I really would like to get off this medication and try niacin. I haven't talked to my doctor. I'm a little worried about getting off it because of the link but would like to try. Would anybody have any thoughts on this? Thanks

 
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: Cholesterol

Poorly treated hypothyroidism can lead to high cholesterol. Mine had gone very high before I started treatment.
Do you have hypo symptoms? Do you feel optimized on your thyroid meds? Any thyroid labs you can share?

 
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