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by cwicker
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: How to get Triglycerides down
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: How to get Triglycerides down

Thanks. I am trying to have more of a plant based diet, and find keto difficult with such. I have done keto diets before but I've determined my body feels best with higher complex carbs. Thanks for the suggestion of Spirulina. I will try that and see what happens. Possibly add fish oil later. I try ...
by cwicker
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: How to get Triglycerides down
Replies: 5
Views: 415

How to get Triglycerides down

I am frustrated with my high Triglycerides. I am statin intolerant but I managed to bring my LDL down from 154 to 103 with Zetia. My HDL is fine at 57. But my Triglycerides were 157 yesterday morning after fasting 14 hours and swimming 3000 meters. I am small (5'5" 120 pounds), athletic, and ha...
by cwicker
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: positive or negative experiences with Ashwaganda
Replies: 25
Views: 2144

Re: positive or negative experiences with Ashwaganda

I took Ashwagandha and it was great. I slept well and I felt relaxed all day. However, after about a month it kept me awake all night. I trialed it several times since with a similar effect. I was relaxed, but awake. I'm afraid to take it earlier in the day.
by cwicker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Article on extended family raising risk
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Article on extended family raising risk

I appreciate the encouraging words. My parents and grandmother had excellent life-style habits. Mom was 84 when she died. Dad is 83 and in long-term care for his dementia. My grandmother also died at 84 for Alzheimer's. Interestingly, I don't have the APOE4 gene though my brother and father both hav...
by cwicker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Article on extended family raising risk
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Article on extended family raising risk

Depressing study for me. Just lost my mom to Alzheimer's last week. Father has Alzheimer's, as did my grandmother and my only uncle and aunt. Looking for some hope in all this.
by cwicker
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep!
Replies: 58
Views: 9785

Re: Sleep!

I think we are genetic twins. I am a fast metabolizer as well. I'm just not ready to give up my 4 AM fantastic feeling yet. But, I could use the extra sleep.....
by cwicker
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep!
Replies: 58
Views: 9785

Re: Sleep!

I am not sure that the short sleeping has actually had any adverse health effects, but it is socially unacceptable since I also generally fall asleep too early (extreme "lark" when others are "owls"). What has helped is realizing this syndrome is not my fault but a probable undi...
by cwicker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

Re: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele

cwicker, I applaud your caution given such a high risk of myopathy. :(. It's not really caution, I just can't take them and walk across the parking lot. When I tried one for example (Crestor 5 mg/day) I remember sitting in my car and wondering how I was going to walk to the store, much less exercis...
by cwicker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

Re: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele

I'm a fast metabolizer and yes, I do drink coffee. But I don't think that was my quote as elevated ALT is not a problem for me. It's the muscle pain and my genetics say I am at a 17x's increased risk for statin myopathy.
by cwicker
Thu May 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

Re: Simvastatin and the ApoE4 Allele

The dose sounds too low to be therapeutic. I found that the muscle pain varied not just with the low dose, but also a different statin. ..Have you tried other statins? But it is therapeutic, or at least it reduces my LDL by 30%. Yes, I have tried many other statins. And yes, I have tried CoQ10. It ...

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