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High Cholesterol board


Just wondering....does anyone have any thoughts as to how quickly statins can start to make a difference in the numbers?
I'm sure it could take months perhaps to go as low as they will take you-but any effect at say 1 week?
I'm sure it depends on a lot....but on average with say 20mg of Pravachol.
Thanks.
After 30 days on 40mg of pravachol, my tc went from 270 to 164, LDL from 181 to 102. The actual reductions probably began immediately.

However, I significantly changed my diet and reduced the caloric intake as well as intensified my exercise level to 6 days per week.

At this point, I'd like to drop the statin and see what happens to my numbers.