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3 years ago, my endo put me on lipitor along with niacin due to high cholesterol and very high lp(a). My cholesterol came down significantly on the meds (along with lots of barley!), and my latest levels were:
TC: 137
LDL: 44
HDL: 73
Trig: 102

However, my lp(a) went up. A year ago it was in the low 100s. Now, it is in the 300s! My doctor was surprised, as was I. He told me niacin was the only thing that would lower lp(a). I expected it to at least stay in the 100s, if not decrease considering how low my cholesterol was and how much the niacin helped to raise my HDL. Does anyone else have experience with Lp(a) and niacin?
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