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Old 07-12-2014, 21:23   #1
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I've been eating LCHF for 18 months and 15 months ago I decided to stop taking all my meds to see if I could control BG and lipids with just the diet and exercise.

Glucose responded well to the way of eating, but my cholesterol and other lipids climbed rather than dropped. I expected that at first, what with dropping the meds, but it remained higher at the second checkup and then the third. But I hung in there!

Finally, 15 months after stopping meds, this week's lab results are in and the news is positive.

Total Cholesterol: 187
Triglycerides: 88
HDL: 58
LDL: 112

Ratios are:
Chol/HDL: 3.20
LDL/HDL: 1.93
Trig/HL: 1.51
HDL/LDL: .52

Haven't had a VAP or NMR test as yet.

My A1c this time was a 5.7 - perhaps not quite as stellar as I'd hoped for, but still solidly in the 5% club.

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Great job!!! Those numbers are awesome!!

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Happy Dance for fangirl!

I am impressed that you stuck with it and gave your body the time it needed to adjust and heal!

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I desperately want to get off metoprolol and prevastatin but my Dr still says no. The claim is its my diet and the med that are helping them. They did cut the metoprolol dose in half 6 months ago. I want to be off completely but they say with my family history is is safer to remain on them. My numbers finally fell in place, close to your numbers but I feel stuck with these meds

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They can't force you to take 'em - if they continue to prescribe, just don't fill the prescriptions. Your LCHF lifestyle will do a better job on cholesterol than their dangerous and expensive statins, and it's also been known to lower blood pressure.




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I desperately want to get off metoprolol and prevastatin but my Dr still says no.
Well, I took myself off the statin without telling my doctor. He had a bit of a come-apart when I did finally tell him and he's been warning me ever since, so these results were a big boost to my defense.

The only way to know for sure if your improved results are due to meds or your own effort is to stop taking them. It's a scary leap, believe me I know. But it was shocking how much better I felt within 3 days of stopping the statin and I knew then I would never take one again.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do!

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I'm so glad you hung in there so long despite the numbers. That is persistence!

I don't know how long it took mine to stabilize since I wasn't expecting it. I know it was over a year & it might even have been two. I know I stopped taking the statin after one year because it was causing pain/weakness in my arms/hands.




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Fangirl, those numbers are fantastic. With those TG & HDL numbers I can bet that the LDL are large & fluffy. Your VAP will only confirm this.

However, if you are having your blood work done quarterly & the next time the lipids go up again, don't be disappointed. There's nothing out there to prove that those numbers were "bad" or that these are "good". It's just that your numbers now, are in line with the global average.

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Great results!!! Congrats on your hard work!

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Congrats on the hard work!

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