• High Cholestrol

    Asked by Garfield on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    High Cholestrol

    My doctor called me today with my lab results. Seems I have high cholestrol. Anyone had any experience taking Statins? I read the side effects which do not appeal to me.

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    • juleegill's Avatar

      I researched internet and went off Statins because my cholesterol was not "high" enough to warrant the prescription. I am taking Arimidex; Ativan (which can cause confusion); Levothroid (which can cause confusion); and the statin can also cause confusion--I was tired of "muddy" confused thoughts from all the medications. I have to take Levothroid--no choice; and Ativan when I get anxious. If my cholesterol shoots way up--of course I will reconsider the statin.

      over 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I was on statins for about 7 years with no side effects. I recently stopped, however, because it appears that recent joint pain might be from statins.

      They are well-studied, but other options should be considered first, such as dietary changes. (I have oatmeal for breakfast every day - that helps.) I was also told to cook with unrefined coconut oil; that it is a good fat that helps cholesterol levels. We'll see where it goes from here, as my counts were high enough to merit statins until the recent pain issues.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I have not taken Statins, but I do know that some chemo treatments cause high cholesterol and/or triglycerides. It happened to me. I was prescribed Lovaza. Good luck, this is probably a temporary condition, my numbers returned to normal about a month after I switch to an new treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      After beating cancer for my second time, I was going back for a monthly checkup and thought everything was fine, was finishing up the checkup and the doctor says he needs to go get my bloodwork results and be right back........Comes rushing back in the room and proclaims WE HAVE A PROBLEM! I thought, here we go again for round 3. Then he says your cholesterol is way out of line! I asked him if he thought I gave a flying rats but about my stupid cholesterol after surviving cancer twice? He still said I needed to get it in line.
      That fellow just about gave me a heart attack that day!

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Eating a garlic concentrate (kyolic) daily will lower your cholesterol +-75 points.

      Your whole lifestyle may need to change. Get familiar with the produce section of your market.

      Buy a juicer and forego bottled or packaged anything to drink. For water, use filtered or purified and with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

      If you simply must use a sweetener (so many fruit are so sweet and some veggies too (if prepared correctly) make it an organic and a whole food choice. Raw, uncooked and unfiltered honey, grade B maple syrup, cane sugar, stevia yadda yadda yadda.

      Try soaking some raisins/dates/currants and using them and the soak water as your sweetener.

      Find out what your doctor thinks is high (get a number) because the standards keep changing as put out by Big Pharma.

      Cholesterol is a body reaction to inflammation. Try to address the root cause of the inflammation rather than the symptom.

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Doh. I missed a perfect opportunity to advertize my book which is all about eating in a way that improves bloodwork and strengthens the immune system. 20% discount for What Next folks. Available, at current, as either PDFs or a CD at



      over 4 years ago

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