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My liver overproduces cholestrol. If I maintain a low fat diet, not eating any pork, beef, eggs or any fried foods, my count was still high. Between 245 and 260. With Lipitor, Lescol or Pravachol I brought it down to 220. I could not tell if the statin drugs were causing my muscle pain or the Fibro. I have Fibromyalgia also. So I stopped taking statins to see if the muscle pain goes away. I bought HGH releasers to see if that helps my chronic pain. I bought the cheapest ones on the internet. One of the benifits is, it's suppose to also lower cholestrol. I bought Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oil and Cholest-Off. A natural cholestrol lowering pill that is made of plant sterols. The same stuff that is in the new margarines. I've been doing this for eight months or so. In June I had a blood test and my cholestrol was 189. I thought it had to be a mistake in the lab. Well I had another test this week and although it went up to 212, that is still a great improvement from 250. I was out of the HGH for a month or so and I wasn't taking the Cholest-Off every day. So maybe that is why it went up. The Good HDL or LDL was up and the Bad down. I don't know which one of these supplements I've been taking lowered my reading or if it is a combination or the the four, but something worked for me other that Lipitor. I am going to add Red Yeast Rice to the mix and see what happens with my next test. So there is hope for us people that can't take statin drugs.
Quote from rstarre:
My liver overproduces cholestrol. If I maintain a low fat diet, not eating any pork, beef, eggs or any fried foods, my count was still high. Between 245 and 260. With Lipitor, Lescol or Pravachol I brought it down to 220. .


If you took Lipitor, your TOTAL should have easily come down well below 200..190 at least. You grouped Lipitor with Lescol and Pravachol, which are FAR less potent than Lipitor. :confused:
Quote from rahod:
If you took Lipitor, your TOTAL should have easily come down well below 200..190 at least. You grouped Lipitor with Lescol and Pravachol, which are FAR less potent than Lipitor. :confused:



I did not take all three at the same time. I meant I tried them all at different times. I only took 20 mg because any more I couldn't handle. I also was on Baycol for 6 months.