JimBG wrote:As an update I recently obtained lab results and have made considerable progress in my lipid profile:
I have tried to avoid as much as possible refined carbs and animal fats, do time restricted eating within a 10 hour window, eat steel cut oats and an apple every day and do a Prolon fast quarterly. I also started on 5mg of rosuvastatin every other day since January. I have not experienced any statin side affects such as fatigue, fogginess or muscle weakness, as in the past (10 years ago) with atorvastatin. I also have continued to work out 2 to 3 times a week following a pretty intense resistance regimen and walk at least 5 miles a day. I am pretty satisfied with my results thus far and will continue to monitor them.
Can you tell me about the every-other-day usage of rosuvastatin? (Why every other day vs. 1/2 a pill, do you notice any difference on days when you take it, ...)
I just started on it last week, 5mg/day -- I had a coronary calcium score just a bit lower than yours and an autoimmune disease that, while quiet in terms of frank symptoms, is still associated with a much higher incidence of cardiovascular events. The cardiologist said that most of the benefits from the statin come with the lowest dosage; upping the dose gains you relatively little compared with potential side effects. I did add Ubiquinol to my mix of vitamins since I started the statin.