I had a heart attack in 2005 at the age of 54. Stent in right coronary artery, put on simvastatin 40mg, bisopolol 2.5mg and aspirin. Very good lipid profile for several years. After 10 years on the simvastatin I was changed to Atorvastatin 30mg.
Over the last few years I have been trying to reduce the atorvastatin dosage. I was moved from 30mg to 40mg and soon after started to experience more apparent side effects, particularly in the knees. At that time I added daily 3x200mg of coenzyme Q10 and 3x800mg of plant sterols as part of trying to reduce the dose and achieve good cholesterol results. I consider my diet reasonable and exercise levels very good. Of course there is always room for improvement and I could lose a little weight!!
I have to say that to date I am a tad disappointed with the results of my efforts to reduce the atorvastatin dose in terms of recent blood test results for cholesterol.
I have for some time been taking daily 1500 mg of glucosamine sulphate sometimes together 1200mg chondroitin sulphate, initially for back pain and more recently my knees.
I have picked up from the internet that whilst there appears to be no medical/scientific basis for glucosamine to impact on cholesterol blood test results some people have reported otherwise.
I would therefore be very interested to hear if anyone has knowledge or personal experience of any impact glucosamine/chondroitin may have on cholesterol.