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Author Topic: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides  (Read 1687 times)

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Offline tommy246

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Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« on: January 27, 2010, 11:37:43 AM »
Before i started meds 6 nov 2009 ( atripla ) i had normal levels of chol and trigs then 4 weeks after starting meds they had shot up quite alot, anyway tested today all back to normal more or less chol down from 205 to 166 and trigs down from 300 to 212 so im delighted. All i did was a little light exercise, cut back slightly on alcohol, cut out sugar completely more white meat chicken and rabbit and a little less red meat , and not forgetting the all important omega 3 pills. So all in all im delighted i thought they were going to keep going up due to the meds, so folks eat heatlhy and stay healthy.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 12:27:12 PM »
That's great news, Tommy!  Diet and exercise didn't do much for me (or perhaps I didn't do enough dieting or exercising), so I went on Crestor instead.  ;-)  Kudos to anyone who has more willpower than I do.   
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
6/17/08 - STARTED VIRAMUNE + TRUVADA
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

Offline HollyStar

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 09:47:11 PM »
Hi Tommy,

That's great about your numbers going down. I'm trying to cut my cholesterol too. My overall cholesterol is 260, bad cholesterol is 181 and I'm only 25 and 124 pounds. It's hard to cut so many things out and not loose weight. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to pick up some omega 3.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 11:12:41 PM »
Ah, the battle of the lipids.

I have been fighting it for years. It took a switch of my meds, 500 mgs of Niaspan and 6,000 mgs of fish oil a day, a mainly vegetarian diet with lots of tofu and beans, with fish thrown in for a nice change, plus exercising at least two hours a day, at least three days a week, to get mine under control.

But, I did it! ;D

Just curious, where do you find rabbit on a regular basis. The last time I found any was at a small, rural store and it tasted like it had been frozen for a while.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline tommy246

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 04:57:59 AM »
i am english but have lived in spain many years where rabbit is eaten regularly once or twice a week and sold everywhere.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 05:11:45 AM »
I hunt rabbit and squirrel both :D

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 10:38:42 AM »
I guess everything is relative to what you consider high numbers.

    It really depends on your body and its reaction to meds. I have extremely high numbers and I am significantly sensitive to PI's. Diet and exercise, although a big part of my life, doesn't affect my numbers. I eat mostly vegetarian and exercise everyday.  I am currently taking 500mg of over the counter niacin 3x a day after 6 weeks of slowly adding 50mg a day. I don't take Niaspan because it stresses my liver out. (the same thing with Fish oil, a no-no for me).

Good luck

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 05:14:30 PM »
I can't get my triglycerides to normal range. They were over 1600, last count they were 468. My doctor has put me on Lovaza so I will see if that helps. My total cholesterol is 186.

Offline tommy246

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010, 07:29:58 AM »
I can't get my triglycerides to normal range. They were over 1600, last count they were 468. My doctor has put me on Lovaza so I will see if that helps. My total cholesterol is 186.
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Do you take omega 3 that helps so much
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline veritas

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Re: Beating high cholestorol and trigerlicerides
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 08:42:58 AM »

Tommy,

Lovaza is a concentrated form of Omega 3s by presciption. One would have to take mega doses of supplements  of omega 3s to get the amt in Lovaza.

http://www.lovaza.com/benefits-of-lovaza/prescription.html

GSO,

Hopefully, lovaza will do it  for you !

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