I am a 35 year old and have found out within the last year that I am allergic to cholesterol medicine. When I take just one pill my liver enzymes go up. This has been determined at two numerous hospital stays, infact, doctors didnt believe the previous diagnosis of an allergic reaction and gave me the meds to see for themselves. I have chronic pancreatitis and have gotten sick several times from high lipid count due to my cholesterol. I have a genetic dispositon for pancreatitis so I have had it numerous times from different causes. I hear that this is rare and I cant tell physically that I am allergic but it is apparent through my blood work after taking just one pill. My doctors are dumbfounded and told me to take fish oil, though they laugh feeling that fish oil is night a good enough treatment along side a healthy diet. I just want to know is this allegy as uncommon as I hear it is and is there any other medications that might help me?
It seems that you can't take medication for controlling Cholesterol lipid production in the
Liver. Around 25% of your cholesterol however is taken from foods you consume and maybe you can control more of this from a different angle.
I was prescribed Atorvastatin which brought my cholesterol down to a normal level with
people who don't have heart disease but they wanted it even lower. I was given an additional medicine which dramatically decreases the absorbtion of fats through the digestive tract. This is called Ezetimibe and just 10mg reduced my cholesterol a great deal. Maybe your GP could look to attacking your problem from this angle?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.