I thought I would pass along my experience with a new Omega 3 prescription drug. I use VASCEPA at 2g and previously tried Plusepa and Krill oil to lower my triglycerides and ease the muscle pain I have by taking atorvastatin. I also tried OTC Niacin at 750mg and COQ-10 and all I was able to gain was a case of reflux. I stopped taking all the supplements and the reflux went away but not the dull ache from the statin. Then I heard about this new prescription drug Vascepa. After educating my cardiologist he gave me a prescription and I started this drug in June. Within 3 weeks I was virtually ache free and could lift weights and I am now working out 3 days and sometimes 5 days per week. Pain free and my entire cholesterol profile is down on average 9% since my last test and even down compared to a year's worth of tests. My Cardiologist let me know that if my test results remain the same on my next visit he will lower my statin dose to the lowest level. It has taken over 2 years to get there and adding Vascepa did the trick.
10/22/2013 8:40:55 AM
I love this site. I learn more basics from this site than any other. And, I do incorporate the much needed information into my life profile. I left weights at the gym. I used to do both cardio, and lift. I had to keep my cardio to a minimum, due to dropping weight fast. I am a small person 5' 6", 130 lbs, and do not want to lose any more weight. In fact, I would like to pick up about 5 lbs. My cholesterol is slightly high. How do I follow the program for lowering my cholesterol, and not lose weight. I eat well already, but, I need carbs to help keep the weight on. I can miss two meals, and the weight loss will show. Thanks for any and all advice.
So basically EVERY fat person has triglycerides because triglycerides come from the stored fat. The more fat you have the higher the triglycerides. So if you ARE LOSING WEIGHT you are RELEASING the stored fat (triglycerides) into your blood stream so that it can be released from your body in some form. Either by using the energy or solid or liquid waste. But there are slim people who have high triglycerides. So it is logical that the problem is not fat but how the body processes the fat. Otherwise slim people would not have this problem. Chemical processes of the body are more the cause. Triglycerides are a symptom not the problem.
I am thoroughly enjoying SparkPeople articles. Some of the information I'm reading, I know I've heard or read before, but the positive reinforcement of that information only makes it easier for me to understand how I need to make life style changes in order to keep my cholesterol and my triglycerides in check.
Eliminate all wheat if you want to lower your triglycerides. Modern red dwarf wheat, yes even in its whole-grain form, raises your blood sugar levels faster than white sugar. Read Dr. William Davis' "Wheat Belly".
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