Sandraz wrote:That seems a high starting dose with TC already under 200. Without knowing what your LDLp is, you wouldn't even really know if you needed to lower your LDL. Can you get APO b level? Here, I don't think doctors would put anyone on a statin with LDL of 120 unless other risk factor like heart attack or diabetic. Not sure of exact guidelines. Why did you go on statin? I would love numbers like yours (not on statin numbers that is)!
Sandraz: we can't do NMR in my country, neither can we do APOb. The neurologist number one panicked, he also saw my old lipid numbers when I was on a high protein high carb body builder-type diet. He worked on the paradigm of lowering overall CVD risk as much as possible. He didn't know what he was really doing, neurologist number two who is experienced in this area agreed for me to stop it (I already had). Was an idiotic thing to do in the first place, but I didn't know anything then and thought the professor should know....
Skibike: yip I subsequently found out that pravastatin is best hydrophillically-wise. SIgh. And as to terminal event - I figure I will go into a haze and someone will give me a sulphite containing food and I'll die from anaphylaxis. Not a bad way to go quickly.
Russ: yeah, I was astounded at the speed of the response. I put heaps of diabetic and IHD patients on statins all the time, I've actually never seen anyone's LDL plummet like this actually.