hi everyone,seems jsut about
all of us with gastro issues also have high cholesteral. mine is at 280 total and i have tried all the statins, each caused muscle pain, but my, that Crestor was the worst, alsmost immediate knife like pain across my back i stopped it in 3 days. i will be going for a blood test in a little over a week, cannot wait to see the numbers. i have been taking fish oil and eating nuts daily for 3 months, and listen to this, my cardio nurse said to use Benecol, tow tablespoons daily and i will see a 10% reduction in my bad cholesteral, i will let you know if that is accurate. i do not usually eat margarines, and this one is almsot 6.00 a tub, but if all this works it is better than taking drugs, i also think it is a racket for the pharmicutical companies, as the boomers hit 50 ,if they could get us all on statins, they would make billions of dollars at our health expense. PANDA,my body makes more cholesteral than it should also, i had two stents put in like you but my cholesteral remains high, let me know how and if you ever get yours down, i will do the same. if nothing else, the fish oil keeps your arteries lubed up.