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2/21/15 12:50 P

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emoticon Keep up the good health habits! There are so many benefits besides lower cholesterol! emoticon

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2/17/15 3:27 P

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Thank You everyone for the support. One step at a time; but now knowing I have to take meds and just starting diet and exercise, I know this is going to take awhile. emoticon

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2/17/15 10:08 A

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Yes, definitely don't stop trying to lower your cholesterol by other means just because your now on meds. Your aim now should be to reduce the amount you need and eventually get off the statins.

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2/16/15 11:31 P

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Just keep working at the diet and exercise and maybe you can get off the meds someday. Of course, there is nothing wrong with needing the meds (says the asthmatic who needs her occasional emergency inhaler and needs her preventative inhaler), especially if they help and don't have much side effects. Some have bad side effects from cholesterol lowering meds, but I hope you do not.

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2/16/15 7:31 P

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I have been taking meds for many years since diet and exercise did not lower it enough. Along with meds and exercise and diet I am doing just fine. I resisted taking meds for several years but I wish I had done it sooner. Good Luck!

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2/16/15 6:22 P

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I knew for awhile I had high cholesterol but that starting diet and exercise would help, but since I have only been doing this for a few weeks it didn't go down enough and got put on meds today. :(

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