I just go my latest test results as follows:

Total cholesterol = 299
HDL 59 (59 in 3/07, 59 in 10/06, 50 in 5/06)
triglycerides = 78 (55 in 3/07, 74 in 10/06, 64 in 5/06)
LDL = 224.4 (155 in 3/07, 157 in 10/06, 133 in 5/06)

This last test was not fasting and I ate a bunch of walnuts and pistachios about 1-2 hours before the test. The 3/07 test was fasting, the 10/06 test was not fasting and had a pear 1-2 hours before test. The 5/06 was fasting. I'm shocked that my numbers have gone up so incredibly high since March. I'm 47 years old and in perimenopause. The doc. wants to put me on Vytorin. I asked if he would do a LipoProfile to see if they are the small or large particles and he hasn't responded back to the fax I sent to him requesting this today. I don't want to go on statins - they frighten me. I'd like to try niacin, Omega 3'2 and Cod Liver Oil. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't understand how my LDL went up almost 100 pts in 14 months. How is this possible????? Surprised Sad

Thanks.
Karen
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replied September 11th, 2007
Extremely High Ldl
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