What is the Starting Dose of Cholestagel?
Aliwally in Cholesterol Support 6 years ago
I have finally started on this. Had to go to my GP and he has prescribed 1 tablet (625 mg). I think this is because the lipid clinic told me...
IBS D and Cholestagel
looby49 in IBS Network 3 years ago
I am a 49 year old female who has suffered from IBS D since my early 20s. During that time I had good spells and bad spells but for about ...
Should I Finally get my Head out of the Cholesterol Sand?
Aliwally in Cholesterol Support 5 years ago
Just recovering from the shock of my latest blood results, TC is about the highest its ever been 8.7 with LDL of 6.2. Getting the results fr...
Genetic clinic to test for FH
Clericus in Cholesterol Support 3 years ago
I have an appointment to confirm if I have FH which has been diagnosed but not clinically proven. Has anyone else been through the process a...
Lipid Clinic Confusion (again!).
Today I had my lipid clinic appointment. I was nervous about this one as I have made a decision not to take any more statins. Long story abo...
Any one heard of BAM Diarrhea??
Eternity78 in IBS Network 2 years ago
Hi everyone ! For IBS-D sufferers ..take a look at the link above ☝.I was Surprised how an important life cha...
can any one please advice me please ive tried 3 different statin drugs ive stopped them now feel so much better but my cholesterol has gone
lillywhites in Cholesterol Support 5 years agoPOPULAR
to 7.6 i had a heart attack and a triple by pass op 2yrs ago and my cholesterol then was 7.5 ive got to go to a lipid clinic next week can a...
zimmi in Cholesterol Support 6 years ago
Ive been on statins for 15 years and been getting awful cramps and muscle aches last 3 yrs. Docs advised I stop taking it for 2 week ...
High cholesterol, what to do?
hairyfairy in Cholesterol Support 5 years agoPOPULAR
My last blood test showed a level of 6.5, too high, I know. I tried statins for a couple of months, but they made me so tired & achy that I ...
Spreading the Word
I have just come back from a GP appointment to get some more cholestagel. He asked if I would mind speaking to a fifth year medical student ...
Sterols (Flora pro Active et al)
MikePollard in Cholesterol Support 5 years ago
The following is from Dr. Briffa's latest posting:
'Some people at increased risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease) might avoid the need to use...
i have been on 3 statins all affect my joints or energy dr said there are other things i can take, latest is ezetrol thinking of stopping
meganbelle in Cholesterol Support 6 years ago
My GP suddenly told me I have familial cholesterol @ 10.27. Feeling a bit shocked and hate taking tablets so I have not yet. Advice please?
velvety in Cholesterol Support 5 years ago
I'm really worried about losing my hair if I begin taking stations
what happens when you have muscle damage due to statins
boo1161 in Cholesterol Support 6 years ago
Are Patients from Mars and Health Care Professionals from Venus? - Part 2
michaelseres in IBS Network 5 years ago
Having been told I was a nutty blogger type by the doctors in Part 1 I have to admit that my confidence took a little knock. I have subseque...
Starting Statins for my 7 year old???
mayrose in Cholesterol Support 5 years ago
My youngest daughter inherited FH from me and has so far had 5 fasting bloods done. Her most recent showed LDL levels to be 6.5. We are seei...
Has anyone tried Silicol Gel?
Hidden in IBS Network 5 years agoPOPULAR
I've just received the January edition of The IBS Network newsletter and seen an ad in it for a product called Silicol Gel, website at silicol.co.uk...
Long term IBS sufferer
madfox in IBS Network a year ago
Hi I am new to this so not too sure what to write. I am a fun loving lady in my mid 60's I have had IBS and Diverticulitus since I was in m...
BILE ACID MALL ABSORPTION
pump321 in IBS Network 2 years agoPOPULAR
I have been prescribed COLESTYRAMINE (QUESTRAN LIGHT) for Bile Acid Mall Absorption (BAM) but I am allergic to the ingredient: Aspartame as ...
Had partial gastrectomy two years ago, still having diarrhoea most days on mainly protein/ dairy diet recommended by dietician- HELP!
Treetop in Oesophageal Patients Association 5 years ago
Weight loss is big problem and would love more interesting diet. Have to eat ever few hours and take creon with all food. Also take high dos...
Do you ever wish you'd never got your cholesterol tested?
Aliwally in Cholesterol Support 5 years agoPOPULAR
This might sound sacrilegious when we are all told to \"know our numbers\" but I'm beginning to wish I'd never known. Four years after a ver...
Fed up of being messed about by the NHS
Hidden in Cholesterol Support 5 years agoPOPULAR
About a year ago I had a couple of nasty skin infections so I went to the GP for antibiotics and she ran a comprehensive set of tests. As i...
Possible side effects since moving on to generic atorvastatin - continue or stop taking meds?
Fuzzer in Cholesterol Support 6 years agoPOPULAR
I only discovered Heart UK a few days ago, and have already received a wealth of useful diet information.
I'd like some advis...
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