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can anyone please help..high triglycerides

I am a 26 year old female with a underactive thyroid that has just gone through a total thyroidectomy.I have learned that I had hashimotos disease but not until after my thyroid was removed.My triglycerides are 263..how can I lower that number.I am currently taking fish oil 1,000mg - they have increased my dosage from twice daily to three times daily..any other suggestions?
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237039 tn?1264261657
Have they suggested taking a statin?  My trigs are actually over 2100.  I take Tricor to keep these down.  
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159619 tn?1318997813
A couple of thoughts, first 263 are not terribly high. At that level there is still no solid evidence that ties high serum TGLs and heart disease. Also, the quickest way to lower this number is to cut out empty carbs like sugars, pastas and breads. Also, if you drink stop as the alcohol will metabolized as a sugar as well.

As far as meds, I also take Tricor which is a fenofibrate. Statins are not shown to be effective for reducing TGLs but Tricor works very well.

Hope this helps,

Jon
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822804 tn?1298229902
Will drinking effect the number? I had no idea that triggered anything and I had a couple drinks the night before my bloodwork..i did fast for the bloodwork,I am not taking statin,i actually have no idea even what it is.The only thing I am taking is fish oil.Thank you so much,I will keep Tricor in my head for my next doctors visit!!
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