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Old 01-29-2020, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Anything off with my numbers?, Male 70yo, BMI 26. Moderate daily excersize.
Total Chol ....... =190mg/dL
Triglycerides......=331
HDL....................=45
LDL--------....-----=79
Totl Chol/HDL......=4.2
LDL/HDL Ratio......=1.8
Direct LDL value...=101

taking a handful of pills for high and fluctuation BP. Plavix.
Statins and fibrozils incapacitated me. Gemfibrozil for some reason is tolerated.
Doc wants me to try the above mentioned drugs--- I said no. Let's do one drug experiment at a time.
Stent on the minor arterey.
Parents and relatives are longed lived. Mom 97, Dad 100. both with medicines and aids.

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Old 01-29-2020, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I have high cholesterol which dies not respond to diet, weight loss, or fish oil. When I have taken statins, my cholesterol did not improve by much. When I took Crestor, my cholesterol improved, but after weeks of taking it, I developed muscle soreness. I finally simply felt quite ill. I took myself off the med.

For years I have taken niacin and fenofibrate. My cardiologist says niacin doesn’t improve mortality, and has taken me off it. I am now taking another drug, which required me to no longer take a water pill for blood pressure, so my prescription was changed for that med as well.

I tolerated the niacin regimen very well.

I will get new blood tests soon.

If I could take a statin and get good results, I would happily do that.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:19 PM
 
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I've been on statins ever since my CABG in 1993. Zocor, Lipitor and now Crestor 40. Also, now taking Zetia and fish oil


My total CHD was well over 350 when I had my surgery. Today, it is 123 with a HDL of 74


No issues with insurance ever


70+ YO M with family history CAD on both sides
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:27 PM
 
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I wish I were so brave...

Mine are genetic too.

My mom quit her statin at age 66 and died of a stroke at age 68. I considered it ignorant, not brave.
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Old 01-30-2020, 01:48 AM
 
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His decision has nothing to do with bravery. Refusing to take medications for a condition that contributes to atherosclerosis will place the poster at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, and most probably, a shorter life.
Do we know that for sure? My Aunt had high cholesterol. She lived to be 100 years old. I feel like your body may adjust to the changes in your body. The body is quite the machine.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:34 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your responses!

It’s quite easy to find physicians and health insurance reps, but one of the hardest things about the development process is finding real patients to open dialogue with (without HIPAA violations) as a small lab.

I really appreciate your input!
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:14 PM
 
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Age 67, prescribed statins when I was 59. After 6 months I had pains in my elbows that were so bad it hurt to lift a spoon to my mouth. I was starting to get similar pains in my knees. I did some research and threw out the statins. It took awhile but the pains went away. I'm in excellent physical shape (over an hour of cardio daily, can easily ride a bike 15-20 miles), have borderline low BP (98/62 2 days ago), BMI a little above 19, practically vegetarian. Most recent fasting cholesterol, no meds: Total 225, LDL 126, HDL 82, Tri 86. I've since added red yeast rice and fish oil back into my supplement regime to see if that helps.

My Dad, now 89, hs been on statins for decades but my body didn't like them.
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:18 PM
 
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My mom quit her statin at age 66 and died of a stroke at age 68. I considered it ignorant, not brave.

You can never ever prove that medical OR statistically. Any Dr who says they can is lying.
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:29 PM
 
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Your body needs cholesterol for just a bout every single thing it does. Would it then make it hurt you. This lame theory worked better when it was believed that too much cholesterol in the food was blocking the arteries, but now that it has been proven that food does not effect cholesterol (if you eat too much your body just makes less) it is insane to think cholesterol is the culprit.

Plus like 50% of strokes are caused by A-fib. 100 bucks her statin did damage to her heart and caused a poor rhythm.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:04 PM
 
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Your body needs cholesterol for just a bout every single thing it does. Would it then make it hurt you. This lame theory worked better when it was believed that too much cholesterol in the food was blocking the arteries, but now that it has been proven that food does not effect cholesterol (if you eat too much your body just makes less) it is insane to think cholesterol is the culprit.

Plus like 50% of strokes are caused by A-fib. 100 bucks her statin did damage to her heart and caused a poor rhythm.

She never had a diagnosis of A fib but had atherosclerosis and high BP. Her total cholesterol was over 300 before the statins lowered it. I'm aware that statins are controversial and that we need some cholesterol and we make it.
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