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It's an uphill battle.. but I plan to win it

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I've lost 77 lbs and my LDLs went up. My mind has been buzzing about with all I need to do.
My cholesterol LDLs went from 286 up to 303, doctor is putting me on Lipitor. I researched it and made a "battle plan" besides praying.. :) ..
My body is producing too much cholesterol, no matter what I eat. Now i need this prescription and there are many side effects.
I'm going to supplement to counter-act all the side effects-

I don't eat much meat and measure my olive oil & coffee creamer and eat low sodium, eat raw unsalted nuts and eat lots of veggies.

Lipitor reduces co enzyme Q10 in the liver, so I'm going to take "coenzyme Q10" supplements.

It also will reduce my metabolism, so will take "raspberry keytone" supplements to help.

And, it affects your memory, like Alzheimer disease does, so going to take "ginkgo biloba" to increase blood flow to my brain and keep eating healthy fats and nuts to help my brain.

I'm really not an exerciser, but trying to change that. I've been doing cardio-leg exercises off you tube, every other day for 2 weeks now. Also walking. The exercises I do are strengthening my legs for roller skating. I ordered some good skates from the rink. Used our tax return money. Was a good investment. Also invested in bowling shoes. For only $24.95 4 adults & up to 6 kids can bowl 2 games a day all summer, at no additional cost. Renting bowling shoes costs $4, so that will add up fast. The bowling alley is close to home too.

My skates will look like these. I ordered men's black skates because they are wider.

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OWENS2U 3/27/2014 2:02PM

    WOUBBIE, Thank you for link. I emailed that link to my doctor. She is now having me split the dose during the day, going to check my blood sugar regularly and have me email her when any symptoms come up. If I show any symptoms she will stop my Lipitor.

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RORYLYONS 3/26/2014 1:42PM

    I love the plan.... emoticon your on the right path.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 3/26/2014 12:30PM

    Well, I'm sure other people will be weighing in on this but here goes the first volley - if you haven't had a heart attack you probably shouldn't be taking statins. There are plenty of good articles out there explaining why, and this one is pretty thorough:

http://drhyman.com
/blog/2012/01/19/why-women-shou
ld-stop-their-cholesterol-lower
ing-medication/

My money's on the exercise, particularly strength.

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PATTYR81 3/26/2014 12:12PM

    Nice! I LOVE skating!!! I grew up with skates on my feet - One of my biggest memories is getting yelled at: "NO SKATING IN THE HOUSE!!!" but of course I did it anyway.....:)

You Go Girl!!!
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MAGIK0731 3/26/2014 9:59AM

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