Simvastatin and wine

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(I was on HCTZ, however, it caused me to have a skin reaction from the sun so my doctor switched to Spironolactone), Simvastatin 10 mg. and Synthroid 50 mcg. My latest blood test showed my cholesterol has gone up to 209, LDL-C 101, HDL-C 72,Triglycerides 115. My doctor also did a another test that showed my LDL-P to be 1206, My doctor wants to add 150 mg Lipofen to my regimen. I'm hesitant to add another drug at this point especially since my triglycerides and HDL are in the optimal range.
(I was on HCTZ, however, it caused me to have a skin reaction from the sun so my doctor switched me to Spironolactone), Simvastatin 10 mg. and Synthroid 50 mcg. Grandmother had angina; sister has CAD partly due to poor lifestyle (very high triglycerides & cholesterol, poor diet, lack of exercise). My doctor gave me a new sophisticated blood test and based on those results he wants to add 150 mg Lipofen to my regimen.
(I was on HCTZ, however, it caused me to have a skin reaction from the sun so my doctor switched me to Spironolactone), Simvastatin 10 mg. and Synthroid 50 mcg. Grandmother had angina; sister has CAD partly due to poor lifestyle (very high triglycerides, poor diet, lack of exercise). My doctor gave me a new sophisticated blood test and based on those results he wants to add 150 mg Lipofen to my regimen.
Metformin, Ramipril, and Simvastatin. I am also on some medications for cholesterol (my bad cholesterol is under control, my good cholesterol (HDL) is too low) and my cardiologist is trying to get the HDL numbers up. My cardiologist tells me it's okay to have a glass of wine each day with my evening meal while on cholesterol meds, however, I keep forgetting to ask my Endocrinologist if it's okay to drink a glass of wine with the diabetic medication. Is it okay? Thanks!
Hi, The sugar (and carbohydrate) content of *raw* alcohol is actually nil. It is the other constituents that directly affect the blood sugar. Here in Britain most beer is not terribly high in sugar. Good Scotch (single malt is my preference) is low as are most spirits, though I don't know about liqueurs. Red wine is usually lower than white.
I have had the same problem. I was taking Simvastatin at night before bedtime and did some online research that says there is only a slight difference in taking it in the AM so I am switching to that dose time. Last night was the first night I tried this and after a couple glasses of red wine with dinner...I have NO headache today. Yea!! The headaches I got were severe and not like a hangover headache at all. I do like a glass of red wine each evening so I hope this works.
My doctor suggested I cut out the second and third glass of wine, I did so and my blood tests came out perfect! That was a couple of years years ago. I'm now taking Vitorin 10/40 with even better cholesterol scores and perfect blood tests, and by gosh, even approaching my 70's, I can find my way home! I was proven wrong twice about statins.
I also take simvastatin (zocor) and was told that one should avoid large amounts of alcohol because the combo might cause liver damage. I imagine that large means multiple drinks (>4) daily. Even if you have a sixpack while at a social function, I would imagine that's OK if done infrequently. A glass a wine with dinner would certainly be OK. Lke anything else, drinking should be done in moderation.
is having me cut my Simvastatin in half (asked about this here the other day) and has me start 2000mg x2/day fish-oil pills and 500mg/day red wine extract to see what happens.
mopropolol 2x per day and 325 aspirin 1x). I do drink (couple martini's and glass of wine 4 to 5 X per week). I guess my question is why would my hdl be dropping like this?? What are the implications of this?? Any thoughts appreciated.
I also line-dance as my form of exercise and a lot of walking. I live in NY and we do a lot of walking here. I never drink. not even white wine nor red wine, altho red wine is healthy for the heart. Never smoke either.
Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. HOW TO USE: This medication may be taken without regard to meals. If you are taking this drug once daily, take it with the evening meal or at bedtime as directed. It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed. This drug must be taken regularly to keep cholesterol low.
I take both Tricor and a statin, Simvastatin. There are no issues taking a fenofibrate such as Tricor and a statin. The problem comes in when taking a fibrate and a statin. The combination have worked very well for me.
They say that my A-Fib is not curable now. I'm on warfarin,blood pressure medicine and simvastatin. And I'm only 58 yrs. old and still working.
Also I'm eating almonds and walnuts, one glass a wine (dont' really like the stuff), and I'm going to start taking Omega-3 (don't like eating fish). My diet is pretty normal. Don't eat junk food. Hardly any fries (maybe once every two weeks I'll get an urge). How long does it take for HDL's to go up? LDL's to go down? What would you say general over all risk of Heart Disease is? Thanks.
UID= The above study has been in the news lately and compares both dietary and lifestyle changes with with Red Yeast Extract (RYR) against a more pharmaceutical statin-only approach to improve cholesterol, triglicerides, etc. While the study doesn't specfically mention HCV, studies do suggest that the aforementioned approach can be helpful with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a condition that can accelerate fibrosis. http://www.medscape.
entecavir+tenofovir, this will make hbvdna undetactable and improve immune response to interferon overtime if you have no liver damage this antiviral combo is totally useless on infection but you cn use it because lowering hbvdna will improve your immune response and interferon might start working on a combo like this so once hbvdna und for 6-12months you may try tnf+etv+interferon+simvastatin+vit d3 +alinia and see if you clear hbsag and hbeag i dont like this combo because expensive for et
Incidentally, I haven't noticed much correlation with alcohol and chocolate consumption and PVC's, except sometimes with red wine and sometimes with excessive beer drinking. Also, I am not on any medicines. My PVC's stop within 2-3 days of following these rules. It would be great if others had the same success. Please, if you try this, convey your experience on this thread.
Or did i mess up something else on me. Please please help. Im getting really scared. I wake up and still shake like i have parkisons disease and still throw up. Today is my sons birthday and i took him out to eat. I ate and off i went to the bathroom. I promise im not into letting go of my food. I definatley don't have a eating disorder. I am so tired of being sick. Is this my payback. I went so long today and didn't complain. Im sorry i failed a goal of mine.
I have been precribed Lipitor to take for lowering choloresteral and after reading all the side effects it scares me very much. I have a low fat diet and also enjoying drinking my red wine and hate the idea this medicine can effect my liver. Is there any other way apart from strong medicine like this I can take. My levels are not that high my Doc said if I start taking it now it will help reduce my chances of heart disease in 20-30 years.
Resveratrol (found in grape skins and red wine) is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and one that is especially helpful in protecting against cancer. anti-inflammatory vitamins , vitamin D (at least 1,000 to 2,000 units a day) may be the most important although you clearly need adequate amounts of vitamins A, C, and E along with the minerals zinc, magnesium, potassium, and selenium.
Flavanols are a subgroup of plant-derived phytochemicals known as flavonoids, and several studies have shown that flavanol-containing foods, including cocoa, certain fruits and vegetables, tea, and red wine, have beneficial effects on LDL oxidation, platelet aggregation, insulin sensitivity, endothelial function, and blood pressure.
wrong, they have around a quarter of the number of occurrences in the UK. Garlic, Wine and lots of other dietry factors have been used as the excuse but not one piece of research has ever been able to prove this. Science always seems to try to find an excuse for exceptions or ignore them as being so significant that they are not worth considering. The problem is, there are so many exceptions, far too many to ignore. The Masai who live on blood and milk, have no heart disease at all.
I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin, Simvastatin, Lisinopril and Carvedilol/Coreg/. Stopped Lisinopril 3 days ago and feeling much better- unfortunately my blood pressure went a little up. From your expirience: looking for BP medications with good proven record and less side effects? Statins and Plavix do not give me any trouble so far. Any opinion and advise will be greatly appreciated.
As I laid there it went to every sixth and then less and less. The doctor came in and was not worried at all. They send the readings out to a specialist and I guess they are not worried either because I have not heard back. I am booked to see a cardiac specialist at the end of April. My question is: is there anyone one else out there that gets pvs this much. Some days I will get very few and other days my heart just seems to want to stop. But I guess so far it has always kept beating.
I have suffered from GERD, hyperthyroidism, and hyperlipidemia for decades, and for at least 12 years i have consistently taken simvastatin, protonix, and levothyroxine. I also take baby aspirin daily only because my family has a history of heart diease/attack. The low thyroid could come into play here...by why now, more than a decade after diagnosis and treatment?
the dose to increase etv response in vitro is 40mg, this is from a 2008 or 2009 study, as for all the cheap generic, unpatented drugs, nobody cares or spend a penny so the only news we have is about liver cancer prevention and universal recommendation to use it on hbvers with abnormal chol levels i suggest to start with 20mg dose for about 3 weeks and increase to 40mg if you experience no sides on 20mg.
The doctors took me off the Lysinipril combo pill, the amlodipine and put me on Lysinipril only as well as simvastatin and now three weeks later they have me on 81mg asprin. Bleeding is what casued the headache per MDs but it also caused my brain to move 2mm to the left.
He went back to bed and woke up to it being worse and barely could swollow. He took himself to the hospital and they gave him a shot and it went down. It had happen three more times after that and went to see a allergist but of course no answers and lot of medication and a epy pen to be with him at all time????? Now it happens every couple of months sometimes sooner and for acouple of days at a time. It is his eyed lid, mouth, cheek, and throut.
Alcohol use is discouraged because of the potential interaction between alcohol and coumadin in patients with liver disease and due to the increased risks of bleeding if one was to fall after having a bit too much. An occasional glass of wine would probably be ok with your doctor. Q: Just how problematic and restrictive is the use of coumadin, I'm hearing and reading that this is a nasty drug to be on.
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