The Dr appointment is a week away - the 30th.
I doubt I'll worry myself into a flare up, but I did have trouble sleeping last night due to these results. Nothing quite like seeing the note: "Statins are recommended for cholesterol this high" on a lab report when you've had LOW cholesterol for years & years.
For those of you who know about
these things:Total Cholesterol, 294 (100-199)Triglycerides, 162 (0-149)
HDL Cholesterol, 63 (>39)
VLDL Cholesterol Cal 32 (5-40)LDL Cholesterol Calc 199 (0-99)
No over the counter meds except ibuprofen & sinus stuff, not often enough to affect my liver I wouldn't think.
Just feels crazy when I cleaned up my diet quite a bit in the last few weeks BEFORE these labs were drawn. Is it possible that cleaning up diet, exercising more (and thus loosing a little weight) would put more cholesterol in the blood as my body is cleaning it out of my tissues?
Guess I'll stick to raw veggies only till we can retest on the 30th. Apples, celery, and carrots, anyone?
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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