Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
21064 tn?1309308733

Poll: Do you know your cholesterol.....and.are you taking a statin?

Do you know your cholesterol numbers?  Are you taking a statin medication?  If so, have your cholesterol levels improved?
25 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
21064 tn?1309308733
Thanks!!  I will be sure to pass along the information!  Always learning something around here....LOL

Thanks for the link.  I'm looking forward to checking it out!  Is niacin something you can take on your own?  Or, do you need an RX?  
Helpful - 0
251395 tn?1434494286
Hello-

I just had my annual physical and was disheartened to hear the results of my lipid panel. Total cholesterol is 240, triglycerides 67, HDL 54, LDL 172.

I eat very healthy, low fat, heart healthy food. Both my parents and 3 of my sibs have high cholesterol so  my PCP started me on 20mg of Simvastatin. I will have my levels checked again in 6 weeks. Will let you know if there is any change.
Helpful - 0
21064 tn?1309308733
Thanks for sharing Brooke_38!  

It's interesting to see the wide variations in the numbers as well as the treatment options....
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I am 25 and on liptor 20mg. My total was 240 before meds and now my total is at 180-190. It only brought my tris down from 600 to between 350 - 400 so i am working on that now. No side effects.
Helpful - 0
390388 tn?1279636213
Hi well I was thinking mine was really good!  After going to the http link now I'm not sure.  :-O    Total is 203 Trig. 100   HDL 56   LDL 127 and  Lipoprotein A 31.  ???  

Well maybe it will go down some more
in time at least it's going down..........{ : - )
Helpful - 0
21064 tn?1309308733
Great results!!!  
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Heart Disease Community

Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1538180937
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1506080564
Netherlands
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? James D. Nicolantonio, PharmD, urges us to reconsider decades-long dietary guidelines.
Can depression and anxiety cause heart disease? Get the facts in this Missouri Medicine report.
Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped.
Learn what happens before, during and after a heart attack occurs.
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? Find out in this article from Missouri Medicine.
How to lower your heart attack risk.