View Single Post
Old 11-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
mlfar HB User
Re: Looking for expert opinion on my cholesterol numbers

Thanks for the reply Jen. I'm really not sure if he is replacing the Simvastatin with the Crestor or not. His office just faxed in the Crestor with no guidance. I haven't taken it yet, but plan to go back and see him. I don't believe I will take it regardless though.

What are the alternatives to these meds? And what are the side effects of Simvastatin? I've been taking it for a few years now, and don't seem to have had any noticable problems?

Originally Posted by jenj770 View Post
Your ratios are within the recommended guidelines, probably due to taking a cholesterol lowering drug, since you say your diet hasn't been up to par. I don't understand (with these numbers) why your doc would want you to now take Crestor. Is he replacing this with the Simvastatin?

I'm not an "expert" but I would agree with you that diet and exercise could be beneficial, especially a low carb diet. There are also alternatives to these drugs, with their heavy side-effects, if you are interested in going that route.

Whatever you decide, I wish you the best.