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Posted by Rick S. on October 15, 2000 at 15:33:40:

In Reply to: Re: Omega-3 fatty acids posted by Golfer25 on October 10, 2000 at 15:11:26:

: : Hello,

: : 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.

Hi I just wanted to reply to your questions.One tablespoon of Flax seed oil cold pressed available in stores is very good to take.Read the bottle.very high in omega 3.Salmon and tuna are also great I was on Lipitor for1 1/2 years.What a mistake.I just recently stopped,3 weeks ago boy have i noticed a change already.I had sore neck,sore shoulders,sore foot and tingling in my arms and hand.Same symtoms i have read about in this message board.I am in the process of refining my diet,lost 7 lbs. and i am doing more exercise.Hopefully by april of next year my count will be down.Good luck on your journey



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