Posted by Golfer25
on October 10, 2000 at 15:11:26:
In Reply to: Omega-3 fatty acids posted by Jerry P on October 09, 2000 at 19:52:36:
: I am currenlty taking 20mg of Lipitor and a friend said that omega-3 fatty acids would help to lower my cholesterol. Any ideas? Also what supplements should i take to counter the side effects of the Lipitor? Last one, what chemical side effects internally should I expect(Liver problems etc). New to the board,so i can use all the help you can offer..Thanks big time in advance!!
Hey, there. I'm not an expert, just an internet-informed guy. I've read that the only significant source for omega 3 is seafood, especially the fatty fish like tuna and salmon, as opposed to shellfish. Omega 3 that come in pills are shown to be much less effective. Just goes to show people can't bottle good health. As far as Lipitor, I've read on multiple boards that people who get aches from it end up changing meds becase there isn't much you can do to stop the aches. I think people like Zocor better. If you have liver damage from Lipitor, you shouldn't be on it at all. Your doctor should do a blood test to see if you'd be okay for Lipitor and also do periodic tests to see that you stay okay while on Lipitor. Good luck.