I was taken off a very high dose of statins because my CK enzyme was insanely high. I had been on an 80 mg dose. In a month, my cholesterol went up a lot. During that time I was referred to a dietician and learned how to eat to improve it. I also started taking Cholestoff (an otc produt) on her advice. In 90 days my cholesterol had dropped significantly. I did 2 more 90 day rechecks and my doctor put me back on the same statin but at a 10 mg dose. That dose combined with my weight loss, eating changes and lots of exercise has kept me under 200 for 2 years. --If you have access to a dietician, it's a big help. Mine gave me lots of info on specific brands of foods and how to balance what I eat and avoid the bad fats. You can do a lot with your diet. -- My best advice came from a cardiologist I met with. "Don't worry-it will be okay." She was absolutely right, but hearing an expert say it made me feel a lot better.View Thread
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