Discussions that mention pravachol

High Cholesterol board


Thanx Rahod. I have changed gps. He doesn't listen to me. I asked to see a cardio and he said no. My bp is usually 130/72 to 150/77. He said it should be at 130/72. The hctz causes my glucose and cholesterol to rise inspite of my strict diet and exercise. In the last five yrs, i've watched my cholesterol climb from under 100 to 337 and back down to 298. He told me to take zetia months back, and you're right it caused me some problems. BUT i definitely need to lower my cholesterol and none of the things i've tried is working. So i need to get back on zetia. He gave me a prescription for pravachol 40 mg. Should i take that and zetia 5mgs together? I prefer to do this in the "bad weather" months when exercise will be limited.

I would have asked my gp yesterday, but we got in a shouting match. He was FIRED as of yesterday.
Quote from jtu91952:
Thanx Rahod. I have changed gps. He doesn't listen to me. I asked to see a cardio and he said no. My bp is usually 130/72 to 150/77. He said it should be at 130/72. The hctz causes my glucose and cholesterol to rise inspite of my strict diet and exercise. In the last five yrs, i've watched my cholesterol climb from under 100 to 337 and back down to 298. He told me to take zetia months back, and you're right it caused me some problems. BUT i definitely need to lower my cholesterol and none of the things i've tried is working. So i need to get back on zetia. He gave me a prescription for pravachol 40 mg. Should i take that and zetia 5mgs together? I prefer to do this in the "bad weather" months when exercise will be limited.

I would have asked my gp yesterday, but we got in a shouting match. He was FIRED as of yesterday.


Well, taking Pravachol 40mg with Zetia (5 mg) will work...BUT, I really think taking Crestor 5 Mg will work MUCH BETTER and you will have a lower exposure to statin as well. Is there any way you can ask your dr to try the Crestor (10mg)..then SPLIT THAT! ;)
Why take the higher dose of Pravachol? Take 5-10 of Crestor, it is more effective than Pravachol.
Are you overeating high cholesterol foods?
If so zetia can help, and it works better if used with Crestor.
If you are naturally overproducing cholesterol (not over eating bad foods), then you only need Crestor. zetia takes cholesterol out of your gut, most of which you are consuming.
Thanks everyone for your help. I have no idea if it's from my gut or my liver but i want it gone. I notice i do eat quite abit of carbs. I am diabetic and try to eat mostly veggies, or fruits. I also eat cereal. Breads, rice and potatoes are out. I was told not to go over 150 carbs per day, but i have been sometimes. I KNOW that hctz is the cause of my cholesterol problem. I no longer guess how this happened. I was put on hctz 5 or 6 yrs ago by a nurse practioner and it has steadily increased my glucose and my cholesterol. Hctz does nothing for my bp anyway, it ist still high.

I will start the pravachol tomorrow am and zetia in the pm. Thankx again.