My Cholesterol is Giving Me Fits
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Ugghh! Just got my results back yesterday... and my cholesterol jumped up 4 points to 264.... They started me on meds 6 months ago and one doctor (he was filling in for my regular) cancelled them b/c of knee and leg pain... I went to my regular doc yesterday and she was just a tad pee'od b/c he didn't put me on a different kind to try.
I have lost 15 pounds, eliminated red meat, started a better exercise program, etc. I was sure the results were going to be good. I was just so bummed. It's most likely genetic - so many in my family have this - I just thought I was going to be exempt b/c I have always exercised...not so, not so.
The doc is going to try me on an 'upgraded' statin that supposedly doesn't have the joint/muscle side effect, but I have also made the decision to really focus on my diet and exercise in the new year. It really scares me that this can be going on inside my body and I have no indication what-so-ever.
I have been lax about losing my last 10 -15 pounds - I guess this is what I needed to really scare me into working out when I don't feel like it and not eating the chips when I do feel like it:-O