Brands > Mevacor
|Weight:||138 lb / 63 kg|
I have always had high cholesterol, even though I am very careful about my diet. I use very few eggs, eat very little cheese, red meat or other cholesterol-laden foods, yet my numbers have always been in the 200-230 range. (I must say my father also had high cholesterol, and he ate even better than I did.) At any rate, my doctor decided to put me on Lovastatin to get my numbers down. They have come down to about 200, but I am trying really hard to break that 200 mark. I have ramped up my exercise but my lipid panels seem to hover around 200. My doctor doesn't want to increase the dosage right now because he's concerned about some of my blood work, but we will re-evaluate at my next physical, in about three month. I'd give this a "Good" rating if my numbers fell below 200.
I had no physical side effects, but we're keeping a check on my bloodwork, which has fluctuated a bit since going on the medicine.