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Leni

Leni Report 28 Jul 2008 09:05

Thank you all for your input.I found sagazone quite a good site.
I have phoned GP and have been advised he will call me back after surgery.
Gwyn

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 27 Jul 2008 21:38

Only if your high cholesterol is caused by what you eat. Mine is familial, parents must have had it - so changing my eating habits failed to bring my cholesterol down from 9.5 - it went up to 11.5!!! Now I'm on statins for life and have been for over ten years - no bad side effects fortunately, only good - latest reading was 4.5

Ron2

Ron2 Report 27 Jul 2008 21:27

There is a very good thread re statins on Sagazone which is a good site.

It might be that if you stick with a good diet No cakes, crisps, pastry, fryups etc then you might be able to lower your chol readings

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 27 Jul 2008 17:17

it's been nudged up and I've put my posting on there which I hope you find helpful

Ann XX

tigerlilly

tigerlilly Report 27 Jul 2008 16:31

also they eat what they want in moderation the doctor told us pasta/rice/jacket potatoes/fruit&veg/chicken and then other things like fried food /cakes ect in moderation if you ever need any more advice please feel free to pm me xx

Leni

Leni Report 27 Jul 2008 16:26

Thank you Kerry,
Gwyn

tigerlilly

tigerlilly Report 27 Jul 2008 16:24

hi hun we use simavastatin at work you are on very low dose i would advise you keep your legs up and also walk round to keep circulation going this will also help swelling go down if it does not improve after doing this for 1 week go back to your gp sometimes this tablet can cause water retention aswell hope this has helped kind regards kerry xx

Leni

Leni Report 27 Jul 2008 16:21

Thank you Jenny.
Gwyn

Leni

Leni Report 27 Jul 2008 16:17

I have been perscribed Simvastatin 10mgs by G.P.,as my chlorestral reading was 6. 4, but my feet have become very swollen.My GP assured me as it was such a low doseage I would have no side effects,but I am still worried.
There was a thread not long ago about Statins,would somebody please nudge this up as I don`t know how to do it.
Many thanks
Gwyn