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Author Topic: Update: Lipids R Us  (Read 1453 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Update: Lipids R Us
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:58:22 AM »
Actually, not. The Pravachol. coupled with the Zetia and 4,000 mgs of fish oil seem to be doing the trick.

The LDL was 122 as of Monday, down from 157, and that was without watching my diet. I figured quitting smoking was enough to deal with right now.

My HDL was still 27, which is a good thing. No, it isn't a good number, but it didn't drop. Usually, when my LDL drops, so does the HDL. So, maybe this will work after all.

Triglycerides were fine, but I don't remember the number, and the liver was functioning as it was supposed to.

Oh, regarding the smoking, it has now been more than three weeks since I started the Chantix, more than two weeks since I have smoked.

So far, its been OK. No real cravings, but a few twinges now and then.

The dreams continue, though. Last night I dreamed I was in a bathroom with Prince Harry who really knew how to fill out a pair of blue jeans - with a little help from me.  That was when Peter Jennings walked in a caught me "adjusting" things for Harry.

Isn't Peter Jennings dead?

Weird.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Lisa

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 11:07:13 AM »
Ewwwww@ Prince Harry.........but kudos on everything else.
I made a feeble attempt to go cold turkey a few days ago. I just can't make it past the hideous cravings, so here I sit, puffing away. :-\
I'm going to try again tomorrow, when my ciggies run out.
Good job Marky! :-*
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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 11:16:34 AM »
Gee Mark and Lisa,

You guys are such control freaks you should have no trouble getting over the ciggies.  Just remember, you will never get over the urge, but you will learn to control it.  Remember me in Montreal?  I always try to stand down wind of other smokers and I haven't had a Benson and Hedges Menthol Lite 100 since that last one in line at the emergency room at the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital on August 4, 1994.  I still love other's smoke.  It never leaves, but you will be able to overcome when you are ready.  It just works.

Love and Kisses to both of you, and remember, second hand smoke is better than nothing!
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 11:20:27 AM »
I'm considering quitting for the umpteenth time.  I started taking 150mg of Wellbutrin/Zyban yesterday.  Considering I have bronchitis I should flush them all down the toilet for a few days, but alas I sneak a half portion here and there.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline poet

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 12:20:56 PM »
Congratulations on all the news, Mark!  With the gay gene running in the Queen's (capital Q) family, (how do we spell Andrew?) I wish you the chance with either of the grandsons.  Best, Win
Winthrop Smith has published three collections of poetry: Ghetto: From The First Five; The Weigh-In: Collected Poems; Skin Check: New York Poems.  The last was published in December 2006.  He has a work-in-progress underway titled Starting Positions.

Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 06:15:13 PM »
Ohhh Cholesterol!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS MAN!!!

Alex
Poz since Jul 19 2006
Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
February 17 Combivir stopped.
April 3 -07 : Started ddi+3tc+efavirenz...
Gay and positive (What a lack of Identity...:) )
Looking for my Ben....

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Update: Lipids R Us
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 10:38:07 PM »
Mark,

Great report on the lipids.....but I am SO PROUD OF YOU on quitting smoking!

Those dreams you are having sound great....I miss being able to remember my dreams.   I still dream, but as I wake up in the morning, the memory of what I was dreaming about fades away like mist....

Smoke-free hugs,

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

 


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