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I had to lose about 50lb before my LDL, Triglycerides and Ratio cholesterol levels became normal. My HDL was still very low, for quite some time (on prescribed 8,000mg Fish Oil daily) but has now come over the line to normal. My BMI is slightly above the healthy range - a place where I am actively maintaining. I take mine at night, too. I don't have any Thyroid issues to complicate matter, tho'.

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Thank you. That was helpful.

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I haven't had any experience with this, or, rather, never really thought about it, but here is a National Institute of health posting of a study done on 96 people. It's not definitive but might help you decide rather to make the change:
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The last few times I have gone in for blood tests, my LDL's have been high, HDL's slightly low. It's a little tricky because it's hard to get my thyroid under control and when thyroid hormones are low, the cholesterol is bad.

I've been on Simvastatin for about 10-12 years. Unless my thyroid is out of wack, this medication has taken care of my cholesterol problem (even though what I really need to do is lose weight).

However, I have been taking it in the morning!

Back in September (my last blood test) my thyroid was finally fine, but my cholesterol was still high. I was surprised because I had lost about 10 pounds and had had a VERY active summer, plus the thyroid numbers were good.

Now I'm wondering how much of a difference it might make if I change the time I take the medication. I wondered if anyone had experience with a scenerio like this.

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