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Old Mon, Jun-14-04, 11:05
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Plan: Shaklee Carb Smart
Stats: 200/195.5/150 Female 5'5"
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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Default Dr. prescribed Lipitor

Help!

I have been Low-carbing for 1 year. My Dr. is supportive but is not happy with the small positive changes in my cholesterol profile. I have major heart disease issues in my family and she wants to get my cholesterol below 200 ASAP!!! My LDL is awful, HDL could be a bit higher and Tri's are excellent. So she wants me to take Lipitor.

Are there any threads out there that discuss the effects of Lipitor and low-carb WOE?

thanks for any guidance.
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Old Thu, Jun-17-04, 05:22
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
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Hello-
There are many threads on statins. Some pro/ some con. Please do your research. Once you are on a statin, you really are supposed to remain on it.
You have so much info on this site on cholesterol and heart disease and meds. It might help us if you post your lipids. What kind of exercise do you do? That is really important too.
I'm on Pravachol, and have been LC for 1 year and lost 50 lbs, but am still on my meds.
Good luck-
E
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Old Thu, Jun-17-04, 12:19
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Default Never take statins unless you have chd

As long as you are not FH or have CHD statins provide little to no benefit. You need to read the University of BC report on statins.
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