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Awesome DR Visit and Request for help for my dr on my 'no statin' position


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Old 02-16-2012, 22:58   #1
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Default Awesome DR Visit and Request for help for my dr on my 'no statin' position

it was time for my a1c appointment today. its the first test since i've been on the meds rollercoaster after my victoza debacle (stopped working and its taken a loooooooong time to get my new med routine down).

to be honest - i don't expect my old 5% number - i have been under HUGE stress (sold my house, my closing date got moved UP 3 weeks and i had 8 days to move - UGH) and i had a emotional day and stress ate my way thru a buttload of carbs last week so i know that will impact my numbers.

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so my dr introduces me to the new outreach nurse practioner and tells her a bit about my researching like a mad woman, etc etc and it comes to the whole anti-statin thing.

she says 'this is where we disagree' so i ask 'would you read some articles if i sent them over' and she said 'of course'

she said 'im nervous about this - this has impacts into every part of how i practice medicine'

sooo

if you were a medical professional who has already expressed displeasure with BOTH the ada and the am heart assoc, what would have impact with you re: the lipid hypothesis?

what should i send her?

i'm SOOOO excited she is willing to listen. i don't want to blow this opportunity.

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The book I am reading provides some good arguments against the lipid hypothesis. No it is not a "study," nor even a meta-analysis ... but it is a thought-provoking read. As long as you make it clear that it is not the "bible" to you, and that yes, you recognize it is a trade paperback ... but, it IS written by a very rational MD.

The Cholesterol Delusion.

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The book I am reading provides some good arguments against the lipid hypothesis. No it is not a "study," nor even a meta-analysis ... but it is a thought-provoking read. As long as you make it clear that it is not the "bible" to you, and that yes, you recognize it is a trade paperback ... but, it IS written by a very rational MD.

The Cholesterol Delusion.
And a very rational MD cardiologist to boot!




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My doctor just put me on statins. Are they not good for you? I didn't see anything on google or way or another

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if you were a medical professional who has already expressed displeasure with BOTH the ada and the am heart assoc, what would have impact with you re: the lipid hypothesis?
Showing my ignorance here. What's "the lipid hypothesis"? I sortakinda think I know, but not really.

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Lipid hypothesis = that high fat diet (esp saturated fat) -> high cholesterol -> arteriosclerosis

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Dr. Eades' take on the subject: The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. The lipid hypothesis, and this from seven years ago!




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Yeah I am so glad I am OFF Em! But before my side effects began I was not very concerned, had no probs. Now my back pain has resolved, and I am only hoping my calf returns to its former, er, glory!

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My doctor just put me on statins. Are they not good for you? I didn't see anything on google or way or another
If you accept that high cholesterol is bad for you (I don't), then statins are an effective way to reduce it. But at a price - side effects very unfunny. Some of the other members of the forum will be able to expand on that point.

Basically I will resist any attempt by my doctor to get me on statins in the event that my lipid profile starts to go astray, however this graph shows what the high fat, reduced carbohydrate diet has done for me over the last eighteen months.
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Wow. I am learning so much!!! Thank you.

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