So the Statins are definitely not going to help my high cholesterol. I took Lipitor for one month faithfully every other day. I still experienced leg cramping and swelling and the all over flu-like feeling. And the scary part is my total cholesterol went from 281 to 277. All the statins do this to me and my PCP had hoped an every other day regime might make that less likely to occur. My total cholesterol went from 211 to 301 while on Zetia.
Now I am to try Questran. When I went to the pharmacy to get it filled I asked to see a tablet of Welchol. I think I might manage that better than the powdered Questran. Have any of you used either product? Can you tell me your experiences in regard to the lowering [or not] of your cholesterol? Also, how constipating are these meds? I have Crohn's and have had anal fissures in the past and never want to experience those again.
Thanks in advance for sharing with me.
CD for 25+ years; finally Dx 2004.
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