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Old 07-14-2014, 23:41   #21
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I've had my first blood test at the beginning of July since starting LCHF in May. I go for a consultation with my GP next week to review results. I have no idea what to expect.
Well, I don't think there is any doubt that LCHF works - but sometimes it just takes longer to work in some people. Here's hoping that you are pleasantly surprised. It may take a while for the cholesterol & other lipids to fall into line - but then again, it may not!

I'd sure view the fact that the doctor is choosing to drop certain medications as a good thing! If we can maintain good control and overall health with just diet and exercise it just makes sense.

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I've been on statins, 80mg since '03 and just a week or so cut the dosage to 40mg. I did have a cardiac event even though at the time I was fit and a strong hiker. I'm afraid to drop them totally right now, but are working toward that. I ordered a LDL NMR test for the future.
If I'd had a cardiac event I might be more cautious as well. It sure sounds like you are on the right track, though. I've been following your journey and think you are doing much better than you think, despite the meter issue.

Can't wait to see the day when you feel you are so healthy that you are ready to drop that statin.

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When I went LCHF a month or so after my initial diagnosis (of type 2 diabetes), my triglycerides dropped to about 40% of where they started.

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Well, I don't think there is any doubt that LCHF works - but sometimes it just takes longer to work in some people. Here's hoping that you are pleasantly surprised. It may take a while for the cholesterol & other lipids to fall into line - but then again, it may not!
This thread has given me enough confidence to push back against initial knee jerk reaction to high lipid count should that be the case. It's good to have some counter proposals if numbers don't look therapeutic otherwise I will continue to be funneled into the standard path of being Rx'd a statin.

I already knew that small diameter lipoproteins were bad but didn't realize it was possible to characterize LDL through testing. Additional testing plus giving the body a chance to adapt appears to be a sound strategy and one I'd like to pursue.

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sometimes it just takes longer to work in some people.
I had somewhat good results after the first year. But then all my chol. numbers began deteriorating after that slowly for a couple years - never really figured out the reason for this but it may have been my digestive problems that eventually got partially resolved. Then the next year (last year) my HDL rose and trigs dropped. LDL still remains somewhat high but a VAP test showed they are the large particles.

Never during all that time did I even consider taking a statin. LCHF did eventually take care of these issues.

Yes, it certainly can take longer for some people.

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I have a suspicion that elevated cholesterol = lipids trying to fix something is not right in the body. I wish medical science was more focused on fixing what is wrong and less on handling symptoms (if my theory is correct, second-hand symptoms).

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