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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Stavia » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:47 pm

George, exactly how much radiation is this scan on the machine you went on? Sorry about the digression

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Ski » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:04 pm

GeorgeN wrote:I think his point was directed at (over) use of stents/bypass for asymptomatic patients. That the stent/bypass didn't reduce your risk. Stabilizing existing and reducing new plaque deposition does. If you are asymptomatic, you don't really need the stent. In his talks, he said he had ~93 patients with coronary calcium scores over 1,000 and stable. One of those patients just posted on another site that his score was ~1100 but his annual increase was 2 or 3 %.

Ahh, that puts things in perspective then.

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Tincup » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:26 pm

Stavia wrote:George, exactly how much radiation is this scan on the machine you went on? Sorry about the digression

From my post here https://www.apoe4.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1355&p=14806&hilit=msv#p14806 0.7 mSv.

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GeorgeN wrote:I think his point was directed at (over) use of stents/bypass for asymptomatic patients. That the stent/bypass didn't reduce your risk. Stabilizing existing and reducing new plaque deposition does. If you are asymptomatic, you don't really need the stent. In his talks, he said he had ~93 patients with coronary calcium scores over 1,000 and stable. One of those patients just posted on another site that his score was ~1100 but his annual increase was 2 or 3 %.

Ahh, that puts things in perspective then.


Ski, I'm impressed with Dr. Blanchett's approach. It seems to me to be a "light" touch. Starting with things (from memory, may not be complete, follow link above for more details) like low glycemic diet, exercise, colored berries & veggies, sleep apnea, addition of DHA/EPA with the last of the list being low dose statins. He said 90% of his patients are stable and he's working on the other 10%.
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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby karelena » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:34 am

If you want to come to L.A. This is $185:
https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/P ... -Scan.aspx

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby KatieS » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:32 am

K, although I'm assuming that the Cedar's scanner is the ultra-low dose, I could not find this noted on the link. Do you know?

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby RichardS » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:45 am

karelena wrote:If you want to come to L.A. This is $185:
https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/P ... -Scan.aspx


Thanks for the tip. This is local, and I have been paying $350. The $350 includes the physician consult, but I don't need that anymore. The $185 is for sending the results to your physician rather than getting a consult onsite.

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Stavia » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:59 am

Stavia wrote:Did some more bloods.
Hba1c 4.9. Very happy. IR conquered.
B12 700ish
TSH 1.2 (Bredesen target <2)

But but but
Homocysteine 10ish. Grrr. Am taking non methylated thingies as I don't have the major MTHRF mutations. About to order methylated thingies from iHerb and will start slowly. As per Bredesen will consider betaine in 3 months but I am very aware of Ski's foggy brain reaction to it.


Only took a month of the methylated thingies as per Bredesen and homocysteine already 7.3. Woot. One third reduction. Happy dance.
I think its good enough for now. I'll recheck in three months to see if it's dropped futher but if it hasn't I am still worried about the reaction Ski had to the betaine. I am so sensitive to brain thingies. So if it hasn't dropped more I might just stay with 7.
What do you think team?

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby SusanJ » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:58 am

So glad to see the drop. I've been stuck at 8 with high B's and betaine, so don't know if you'd gain much more with betaine. Probably depends on other parts of your methylation pathway and whether you really need to nudge them with betaine.

Will be interesting at my next draw because I've really cut back the B's and stopped betaine. Too much brain frazzle. I think I've tracked it to the VSL#3 probiotic and more gut healing. Just don't think I need as much as I used to...oh well, labs will tell.

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Julie G » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:52 am

Congrats, Stavia! I'm stuck at 7.3 at last check as well. I just donated 14 tubes :shock: to Muses Labs today...so I'll be able to see if my number has changed. I've recently switched from injecting methylcobalamin weekly to 1 mg oral sublingual.

For those who report cognitive change with B vitamins; are you taking methylated versions? I've looked into this a little and think that unless you have known MTHFR mutations or very elevated homocysteine, the non-methylated versions may be better... It's kind of like putting premium gas into a VW. It may not be warranted or helpful :idea:

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Re: Need input into my lipids please

Postby Stavia » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:02 pm

Yes I am taking the methylated ones and the fancy b6 at Bredesens doses-ish. Methylated folate 5MTHF 1mg (couldnt find the 0.8mg), methylcobalamin (methylated B12) 1000mcg and P5P (fancy B6) 33.8mg (its the Thornes and I chose it cos its gelatine free) My homocysteine didnt budge on folic acid 5mg, cyanocobalamin 1mg and ordinary b6 20mg. I dont have the three major methylation defects so I thought the latter would be ok as I totally agree with you but they didnt work at all. Not a clue why, methylation is too complex for me to want to delve into it.


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