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Cholesterol LDL & Platelets 1 month 3 weeks ago #71920

  • delta809
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Has anyone tried Pantethine (produced from vitamin B5) to help lower bad cholesterol? Or tried anything else besides statins?

Recently, my lipid panel test results showed very high LDL (over 200). Haven’t been very active since the pandemic started and haven’t had the best diet so assuming that has something to do with it. I would prefer not to take statins. I started exercising again and changed my diet.
Heard about Pantethine which seems to lower LDL and have effects similar to prednisone. Potential side effect is that it lowers platelet aggregation but noticed that various supplements and even foods do as well.
Also, very curious if true that Pantethine has effects similar to prednisone, would it have positive effect on platelets.

I’m still on Promacta. Been on it for almost 8 years. 25mg keeps my counts around 50-60k.

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