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Originally posted by Johnmike
Additionally, since you sound like a heart patient (and even if you're not) I'd take 500mg of Vitamin C every 12 hours.
It's great, you can't overdose on it (you could probably eat the whole bottle and be fine since it's water soluble and the kidneys remove it easily), and Vitamin C deficiencies are thought to be a possible cause of arteriosclerosis.
But...if you're taking a statin, have you had any heart procedures to warrant it? Or is it just some kind of preventative thing your doctor did?
Edit: I'm getting people confused.
Much attention has been focused on reducing serum cholesterol levels because of the report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). When making decisions about treatment, clinicians must consider the effects of the individual variability of cholesterol levels. Irwig and colleagues discuss the individual variances of cholesterol measurements to help clinicians estimate the true cholesterol level of each patient and to determine each patient's true response to interventions, such as diet and/or drug therapy.
Observed cholesterol measurements may differ from the true cholesterol level because of short-term biologic and technical measurement variability. Technical variability can be controlled by paying attention to collection techniques and by using a laboratory that adheres to reference standards. The second source of individual error is biologic, reflecting the normal short-term variability of each individual's cholesterol level. The biologic variability is less amenable to control than the technical variability.
Originally posted by Sonya610
Well I would bet from now on you will look up drugs online. : )
I learned the hardway with Paxil years ago, now I tend to look up everything but the most basic whether its for me or my animals. 20 years ago we would not have the global mind at our fingertips, now we do.
Oh and why didn't your doctor suggest orange juice? Well I doubt if the orange juice manufacturers are visiting his office and offering perks.