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heartcreature says:
"I do take Zocor and my LDL is below 70 so I'm hoping it's working."

That's a good result - but there must be something other than Zocor (simvastatin) that you are taking. How much are you taking? Can you elaborate a bit on what else you take, and your diet, if that's part of it?

Ken:
With regard to the Vytorin I think the HDL elevation comes mostly from the ezetimibe (10mg). They work well in combination and are better in raising HDL and lowering LDL than the Lipitor (atorvastatin) monotherapy. Of course the elevation of HDL is more important than lowering LDL at the sort of cholesterol levels you are obtaining.
You want to buy some time right now - to allow the medication and diet to do its work. That is long term - in the meantime you need solutions to the short term problem of stabilizing your condition. That may require different medication. I would just be careful not to cover all the bases by too many different medications - I cannot comment much further except to say that you should keep seeking advice. I'm surprised your cardio has not said do this and do that.
Lenin is your man here - he seems to have a vast knowledge on this. No doubt there are others too with experience, that have good advice.
Good luck mate with the rehab.
Quote from heartcreature:
I do take Zocor and my LDL is below 70 so I'm hoping it's working.


heartcreature:
You may have missed my earlier question to you -
I was interested in your reply to my comment that you were getting good results with a LDL that low. How much Zocor are you taking?

Also, I wondered if there was something other than the Zocor (simvastatin) that you took. Can you elaborate a bit on what else you take, and your diet, if that's part of it?

Thanks,
Beefy