Stopped Lovastatin/Zetia combo?

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cagoz
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   Posted 2/25/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently went off a low dose combination of Lovastatin and Zetia and am trying to lower my cholesterol by weight loss, exercise and adding cinnamon and Omega 3 to my low glycemic diet. 
 
For the first time in my life, I now notice that I am not constipated.
 
Has anyone experienced constipation as a side effect of discontinuing cholesterol lowering drugs?
 
Please comment.
 
cagoz

cagoz
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   Posted 2/25/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry folks, that second sentence should read:

For the first time in my life I now notice that I am constipated.

cagoz 


els
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   Posted 2/25/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey cagoz, I havent been on any chol. lower meds but I can tell you that any change in your diet will throw your internal system for a loop.  When I changed my diet to low carb, high protein I went through the same thing myself...and I also take several medications that cause constipation.  There is one thing you can add as a suppliment that any and most likely every doctor would agree is beneficial to everyone...Flaxseed Oil.  I take the caps twice a day and it helps keep things regular.  But you can find Flaxseed's in health food stores with instructions on how to take them, and Wal-Mart also sells Flaxseed Oil in the bottle as a liquid or as a gel cap. 

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cagoz
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   Posted 2/26/2007 7:37 PM (GMT 0)   
els,
 
Thank you for the reply.
 
regards,
 
cagoz 

els
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   Posted 2/27/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Anytime tongue

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