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Old 03-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Deadly cholesterol treatment options scarce

I appreciate you all taking the time to read this.
I am 30 y/o. My untreated total cholesterol is 550. I am 5'11, 210 lbs.
I have history of high cholesterol and heart disease in family.

I have been attempting to get on the right medication for a few years now. I have tried it all. I have now ended up back on lipitor. Crestor (+zetia), as well as every other pill you can think of, have some intolerable side effect for me.

I have fought to get up to 20mg of lipitor. Nausea, headaches, mouth sores, dizziness, etc. But I am now more or less tolerating 20mg. The problem is my LDL is still at 289, and I do not feel i can increase anymore at this particular time.

It is important to note that I also battle with elevated liver enzymes. I was fine on lipitor 10mg, but now at 20mg my elevated enzymes are not sustainable.

My doctor just left me a message discussing some new injectable, or even a treatment whereby it is similar to dialysis as they filter the cholesterol every 3 months from your blood.

I do not feel I am ready for all that.

Here is what I am thinking, starting immediately:
1. Run twice a day; once in morning and evening. Lift weights every other day.
2. Fix my diet.
3. Stay on lipitor 20mg.
4. Start citrucell twice a day.

Consequently, lose 20+ pounds and get fit...
When I weighed 160 lbs 5 years ago, I didnt have liver issues and my cholesterol untreated was closer to 375. This makes me believe if I get into exercising daily, and eating right, that my liver and body will be able to tolerate the lipitor better.

I feel I am at the end of the road, before getting into some hardcore treatments, and I am taking it seriously...

I hope that people can post their useful and helpful advise on my situation here. thank you again.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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Re: Deadly cholesterol treatment options scarce

some people are especially prone to hyperlipidemia and sometimes it is hereditary, sometimes it's due to diabetes or other conditions that just make us much more prone to it, and that generally means some of us have to make a lot more effort to keep it controlled every single day. But I'm wondering what your triglyceride levels are? are they normal? and what sort of diet do you eat? Do you drink etc?

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