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He took me off of the Tricor and Omacor and switched it to Crestor (statin) and the Zetia. In one month, I have had my cholesterol drop to 97 and my trig. are down to 398. It feels funny to be pleased with a trigl. number nearing 400, but with my history....we were thrilled. Anyone else have this condition? My mother suffered acute pancretitis when she was my same age, but not much was known about it back then. She is learning about her blood disorder as I am with mine.
I'm house bound today because of a big fat nor'easter. So it's a day of running outside to shovel, running back inside to warm by my fire then out again to shovel some more. Now I'm worn out and have clicked on to see how everyone is doing. Four of my brothers take lipitor. My mother does too. The oldest brother is a design engineer. Three others work for him at a business they own together. I'm not sure what they design really. I'm female and not that mechanically inclined.
My cholesterol before treatment was 399 with a bad cholesterol of 330. It is now 160 with a bad cholesterol of 97. I also eat oatmeal EVERY DAY which also helps. I think your doctor is doing the right thing. The lower doses of statins may get your cholesterol into an acceptable range but will not protect you like the 80 mg dose will.
After inserting a medicated stint, and taking the max dosage of coreg (50 mg daily), tricor, altace, plavix, zetia and lipitor for nearly a year, my EF is 45%. Aside from feeling tired, and not having the energy for skiing and hiking, I feel pretty good for a man of 54. After visiting my cardiologist this week for a regular checkup, I asked him for a prognosis.
In a repeat exam a few months later (my fault I waited too long for the re-check), my ALT levels increased even higher to 90 U/L, at which time I was pulled off of Lipitor. At the time I was pulled off of this, I decided to try to lower cholesterol more naturally by watching what I eat. Therefore, I remained off of Lipitor for six months. I was then re-checked this past October 2005. Cholesterol did creap back up, and re-check showed that ALT came down, but were still elevated at 60 U/L.
for some months (and had been on Lipitor for years) - familial h/o elevated cholesterol but my grandparents ate salt pork every day and fresh biscuits and lived to the ripe old age of 92 and 91 respectively. My Mom, on the other hand, died at 62 of either primary (brain) or secondary malignant melanoma (although she was healthy until this time). Father has heart disease but had quad bypass surgery after age of 65 and he is now 89 or 90 (can't remember).
Allso, if you are not feeling well all weekend, or are having chest pains, you are going to have a hard time doimg some of the things that you have planned. I know it can be inconvient to have to go to the hospital or to your doctors everytime you have a pain, but the one time you do not, may be the one time you really needed to. That is why the doctors are there.
I twitch all day, every day, every couple of seconds. It's not too often that I have sustained twitching (although my left thigh has been twitching for four days non-stop now). Most of the time it is just a "flutter" or a "pop". I get these from head to toe. I've had them in my feet, calves, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, lats, chest, shoulders, triceps, forearms, hands, neck, and head.
I decided to take myself off the tricor and kept taking Zetia and 900 mg of Pantethine a day, kept taking the clonidine and changed the hyzaar for cozaar. This was over a nine month period. The pantethine was presumably for the lipid issues, my HDL went from 55 in Feb. to 59 in Dec. My LDL wemt from 94 in Feb to 141 in Dec. Worst of all my ALT went from 22 to 103 from the time I began taking the pantethine in Sept.
Time to stop being stoic. I am a 49 yr old female, underweight, very active in aerobic activities, who went to ER with very bad mid-upper back pain. Was told I had kidney stones and was given percoset; thankfully I am allergic to codeine so I couldn't take it. Pain sent me back, I had to wait even tho I said I was having severe back radiating to chest pain. End story BP 210/127 left bundle branch block, 80% blockage of LAD. Had a stent, but had some weird "brain attack" next day.
I still got terrible pain time to time on my muscles. I am on VIt D3 1g/day. this pain started two days ago and is not going anywhere. should I still go on Zetia?
Prior to perscription and the decision to treat hep-c at all your doctor will do a bunch of blood tests to deterime the presence of hepatitis, the variety (geno type), you other medical conditions, other health concerns and possibly a biopsy of the liver to determine the extent of liver damage, if any. Getting to the point of treatment, or not, is a process that your doc (preferably a liver specialist) will work through together.
I have the same itching as described in the some of the posts above and yours. It can start with an itchy back -- but the next day the palms of my hands and soles of my feet are so itchy I want to scratch them with a knife!! One thing I do know i have is hepatitis C - so get tested - u never know. Also, I have put on about 25 pounds over the last 10 months - someone else mentioned Type II diabetes -- could be either one of those of neither of those - just thought i'd give some info.
I exercise every day, with weights and cardio training. I am about 15lbs overweight, but I having a tough time getting rid of it. My cholesterol Numbers have been 260 total, ldl 213 hdl 24. My triglycerides on the last test were the best they have been in years at 160. I have had tests done every month. I am eating a diet high in soluable fiber, vegetables, nuts, omega 3's. I have taken nician at high doses and I was not able to raise the hdl numbers.
my doctor would like to get the ldl lower (he tends to be aggresive) and wants me to take 10mg. zetia a day in addition. I understand this is a relatively new medicine, is there any feedback on this drug yet? can i expect similar side effects as when i started the statin? should i wait until more info is available? thanks alot.
Even though red yeast rice is a natural statin, I don't react to it. Currently I am taking 600 mg of red yeast rice twice a day. What do you think of this strategy: Increase red yeast rice to three 600 mg/day and clean up my diet. I had been ingesting probably somewhat over 200 mg of cholesterol per day.Do you think this makes sense? I look forward to hearing from you again. Saludos!
Hi, understand your anxiety. Whether your husband will need CABG, will depend on if the blocks have improved or not, from the information provided, his EF has improved, so your doctor will be monitoring his coronary status. Agree with you, high cholesterol levels are a high risk factor for coronary artery disease. Along with the medications focus on diet, this should help to normalize the values. Reduce the total fat content of his diet to <30% of calories.
I take Omeprazole for acid reflux/hiatal hernia, and I take Synthroid for hypothyroidism. I also take Zetia every other day for cholesterol. All of these are working well, but I hope they are not the cause of my Gastroparesis. I don't want to take anymore medications, especially the ones that are given for Gastroparesis. Since I don't have the usual symptoms, do I really need medication for it?
I've tried to track it but there seems to be no rhyme or reason when it gets worse. Also, I just feel blah. By the end of the day it's WORK to put one foot in front of the other. I've been on Zetia for awhile but can't find anyone that says it could be a side effect.
5 twice a day, and .50mg of vasotec twice per day; following a low sodium diet, and walking. I have returned to work fulltime as a maintenance man and seem to "run out of gas" around 3pm each day. My question is/are: over time will my EF increase and in addition to walking and following the above (diet/exercise) what else can I do to help situation?
Since march I have been eating lots of broccoli every day which is rich in vitamin C and I have noticed many changes. I no longer get short of breath which seems like a miracle after panting for 4 years. I have much more energy and go for long walks every day now. That's my opinion and from my own experiences and I hope it makes sense. I've had 8 stents and a triple bypass which only lasted for three months.
If not, I generally will consider switching to a higher dose of atorvastin based on the results of the recent trials using this medication. The whole process is quite confusing, and the information I have given you doesnt even reflect the growing recognition of the importance in HDL and other markers in the whole process. Over the next few years therapies that modify HDL will be available in addition to other potent markers of arterial inflammation such as MPO.
I am not aware of any other explanation other than coming off medications or a mild form of seizure....an eeg will give you the kind of information you need to rule that in or out...
I can't emphasize enough that without saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet, you will not develop elevated cholesterol and CVD I think that most people significantly underestimate the amount of fat they eat each day. The key to accurately determining this is keep a food journal for one week. Write down every thin that you ingest and document the total fat, saturated fat, trans fats and calories. Most Americans eat around 100 gms of fat/ day.
No prior history of syncope. Day before this event had uncontrolled, unrelieved headache pain nearly all day that was nauseating. Awoke around 3 ro 4 AM with "mid-epigastric" pain, walked to bathroom and tried to sit down on toilet. Last thing remembered before awakening lying headfirst inside a basket in the bathroom, confused and not sure how got there at that time.
my primary wants me to start one because my lipids are all out of range. i have not started it because i have read it is one of the worse drugs for the liver and can damage the liver. also what about antibiotics affect on the liver? certain ones to avoid? can taking the heptapro you mentioned in an earlier thread along with a probiotic help if taken by themselves? perhaps add other things talked about little by little? i'm not much of a pill taker and would want to start out slow.
Then I began cardiac rehab for 6 weeks and was working out at 60 minutes a day at achieving a MET level of 7.5 On 11/3/2010 had a nuclear stress test that stated my ejection fraction was 36%. It also stated "there were no abnormal ST segment changes in response to exercise. The EKG was abnormal at baseline , therefor, no interpretation can be made." INTERPRETATION: Stress tmographic images of the left ventricle revealed inferior and lateral wall defects seen of moderate size.
I took lipitor and pravachol for several years. Had to go off because of high liver enzymes. Also took zetia. When no cause for elevated enzymes was found, Dr. thought it might be Zetia. Went off that and enzymes continued to be elevated. They have dropped some, but remain around ALT 172 AST 92. I do not drink much alchohol. Maybe a glass of wine every few months. I am not jaundiced, not in discomfort.
I am on small amount of Beta Blocker,small amount of Ace and Plavix, Crestor and Zetia and Plavix. I am not sure if any of these meds can cause havoc on my breahting. I also have two right sided thyroid adonomas. I have terrible gerd and wheeze in my throat all the time (past 2 years) and have sinus drainage also. Told I must have asthma and was given advair and albuterol. I take them to just take them but they have not helped in the least.
He added more toporal 50 twice as day instead of 25 twice a day. Do these pvc's increase with age or what? Or could meds I take do it.
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