Wed, Sep-15-04, 19:24
My Dr. wants me on Lipitor
I started Atkins on lipitor and insulin about 13 months ago and had to go off all meds quickly as Blood Glucose dropped immediately, as did blood pressure.
I have done well on Atkins, losing about 65 lbs and another 30 or 40 to go but mainly my health has improved 360 degrees.
Am on no meds and take no supplements as was taking fish oils and it seemed to escalate my chol.or so I figured out as went off them and chol dropped.???
However, after 4 months no supplements my chol have gone up:
My LDL is now 4.58 up front 2.97
MY HDL went up, which is great from 1.16 to 1.66
My trig went up from 1.71 to 2.03 and donít know why but as doing OWL and eating more carbs(fruits)(low carb breads) about 50gr plus a day wondering if its making trig go up, no transfats pass these lips.
Ratio 4.2 to 4.3
Total chol from 4.11 to 7.17, which is freaking my doc.
MY c reactive protein is 1.8 and under 8 ...I understand is good.
Am going to ask for homcysteine and lipoprotein(a) if can get it as well as fibrinogen.
I have not changed my diet in about 9 months (except more fruits)so wonder why the total chol is rising.
Dr Westman from the Duke says this is common for diabetics who low carb and if C reatcive protien, homocysteine and lippprotien(a) are fine not worry.
Any feedback, I see my Dr tomorrow and just found your board now, Sorry for short time frame.