In Response to Re: Everyone talks about cholesterol:
Hi ANGELA F ; GRANA here; I too had muscle pan& brain fade issuesw/ statin drugs.One dr switchedme off statins to TIMED RELEASE NIACIN tablets & they lowered my cholesterol tilI I turned65+ yo.Weight loss & exercise were suggested but being partially rlyzed & confined to a wheelchair makes that difficult/ nearlyimpiossible for me!!!!!!!!!! sugars( all types increse trygliceride levels, also bad.( stil working on that area ) I've cut way down on those; increased fiber & I take fish oil w/omega 3 epa & dha My newer doc suggested co enzyme Q10 gel capsules 150 mg daily; It's 's pricey & not covered by insurance but it is lowering my cholesterol gradually w/o bad side efects! ; if weight loss& daily exercise are possible, foryou givethat atry first;If not ask your dr about & give co Q 10 a ry.I get mine mail orderr( often @t buy 2 get 3 free I still take statins but have much less muscle pain & find my brain fade less of a problem than before C o enzymeQ10 ....My cholesterol is down from 275 to 215 in one year .My dr wants it BELOW 205 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ann h
Hi Ann I do use butter in my cooking but only for flavor along with canola oil.One thing that has helped me to lower my cholesterol is Smart Balance margarine.It lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the good one.Just a thought it did help me.My bad Cholesterol 15 years ago was 384 and I had a heart attack,high cholesterol runs in my family.Now it is down to 116.My Dr.'s are just so happy about this I was on Lipitor and I had horrible leg pain,I switched to Simvastatin and have had great results.Keep up the good work Ann.You'll lower it even more.