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    Old 03-28-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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    My cholesterol dropped!

    This is very wierd. Here is my history:

    I have been taking 5mg/daily of Simvastatin for 5 years now. The pills come in 10mg size and I cut them in half. Over the past 5 years my numbers based on quarterly blood tests have ranged as follows:

    Cholesterol: 192-246 (avg 206)
    Triglycerides: 73-140 (avg 89)
    HDL: 51-66 (avg 56)
    LDL: 101-163 (avg 133)

    Basically, pretty much what I would expect. Nothing too high and just the triclycerides are fine.

    Today my blood test numbers are:

    Cholesterol: 135
    Triglycerides: 38
    HDL: 40
    LDL: 88

    So what changed? No change in diet. Slight change in exercise - less exercise over the past 3 months.

    Yesterday I was at a plastic surgeon to remove two small pimples from my face and head. He used a locally injected anesthetic on my head and since then I have taken a total of 4 Advils. Blood test was 22 hours after minor surgery and 8 hours after last Advil. That is the only thing I can think of that would affect something.

    So to all the experts on the forum - what magical cholesterol cure is my body going through?


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    Old 03-28-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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    Re: My cholesterol dropped!

    Its not a magical cure. You cholesterol number is too low. Your HDL has gone down. The immune system uses cholesterol and your skin did suffer a trama. Possibly due to anesthetic...possibly just your numbers have dropped, with no explanation except that you body's chemistry has changed. Even minor surgery can affect lp(a) and Crp. You might try another test.

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