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I just got my numbers from my dr. Please help me understand
tc 297..ldl212....hdl..51..trigs175 ratio..5.8. My last testing 4/15 my tcwas 335...ldl 225....hdl 65...trigs 139. My dr said the ldl should be under 100 and my ratio should be 3.0. My questions is this Why did my hdl go down and my trigs increase. Does fish oil capsules drop hdl? Anyone ever take pravachol? He wants me to start taking it right away. I was given a prescription months ago, but im afraid to fill it. Is it a statin?
Hdl is related to trigycerides. With high triglycerides hdl will go down. Your ldl is extremely high and yes pravachol is a statin. You may need more than pravachol to bring it down.
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Quote from jtu91952:
I just got my numbers from my dr. Please help me understand
tc 297..ldl212....hdl..51..trigs175 ratio..5.8. My last testing 4/15 my tcwas 335...ldl 225....hdl 65...trigs 139. My dr said the ldl should be under 100 and my ratio should be 3.0. My questions is this Why did my hdl go down and my trigs increase. Does fish oil capsules drop hdl? Anyone ever take pravachol? He wants me to start taking it right away. I was given a prescription months ago, but im afraid to fill it. Is it a statin?


Pravachol is not very effective..even at 40..80 mg doses, especially given your high LDL. I would ask him to have you try Crestor..10mg of that is more effective than 80 mg Pravachol! I take crestor with NO problems. Pravachol did not work well for me at all.