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LYNNIE1157's Photo LYNNIE1157 Posts: 30
1/27/17 11:27 A

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Finally got some direction from my doctor this morning. She wants me to suspend the statin for one month and start taking CoQ10. I'll give it a shot, it sounds like people have had success with it.

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1/23/17 9:37 P

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The fish oil helps with the triglycerides but not with the cholesterol. You may need both.

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1/23/17 8:56 P

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Im waiting on a response from my doctor. I just sent her an email yesterday about going for a more natural approach like fish oil. I hope she supports me on this!

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1/23/17 10:42 A

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Welcome. Are you taking fish oil or some other form of omega 3s? I found that a daily dose of fish oil and not overdoing the refined carbs helped with my triglycerides. I had to quit the statins because of really bad leg cramps but I tried several before getting to that point. I found pravastatin to be the worst one for me. My brother, on the other hand had no problem with it. You might ask your doctor to let you try some different ones to see if your side effects let up.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates
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LYNNIE1157's Photo LYNNIE1157 Posts: 30
1/22/17 7:11 P

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I rejoined Spark People a few days ago to help me stay on track with healthy eating. I'm having trouble keeping triglycerides numbers down and have been on Pravistatin for some time. I believe I'm having side effects and would love to go off of the statin to see if that is the cause. Being able to track food definitely helps me to see patterns in my food choices and helps me to choose foods mindfully.

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