Got lab results ... My cholesterol is DOWN

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by CockatooMom, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. CockatooMom

    CockatooMom New Member

    I'm SO EXCITED...I just had to share this good news with my fibro family.

    Back in December 2005, I had a full blood work-up, thyroid and all.

    My cholesterol was 313!!! WAY too high.

    I did some simple things like switch to fat free half & half in my coffee, low fat ice cream (my drug of choice),
    and skim milk. I also love the weight control banana flavor Quaker oatmeal!

    I always use olive oil, don't fry much and eat whole grain breads and stuff.

    I had been putting off my blood work because I hate fasting and getting up weary eyed in the morning to drive to the blood sucker without being able to have my coffee first.

    GOOD NEWS....It went DOWN 71 points!!!!!!
    It is now 242!!!

    YEAH...Happy Dance!!!

    Love to all!
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    Congratulations! It just goes to show what persistence can do. Keep doin' what you're doing.

  3. sisland

    sisland New Member

    I'm in that process! of lowering the big C sounds like you were very serious about it! thats always a good thing!! I am also ! have to go get it rechecked in sept!

    I hear you on the no coffee thing and driving in the am! Keep up the good work!.....................................sisland
  4. mistyd96

    mistyd96 New Member

    My alos was just checked and was 250. My triglycerides were very high though. Gotta work to get those done and go back in 2 months for a recheck. I never thought at 32 I would have cholesterol issues!

    congrats on getting yours down so far!