Omega-3 may not work

by Warren
(Oceanside, Ca)

I have had very high triglycerides (550-585 )for the last 3-4 years. I am diabetic with my latest A1c of 9.9. I am overweight of course but my cholesterol is normal (HDL and LDL are normal but just barely, HDL just above minimum and LDL just below maximum). I was prescribed Lopid and it had no effect after 6 months except to provide me with severe constipation. Even though I take a fiber mix of pysillium fiber, ground flax seed, oat bran, and wheat bran that I estimate to be about 50-60 grams. I had been taking a low level Omega-3 of about 700mg daily of Omega-3 in a fish oil supplement. When I stopped the Lopid, I increased the Omega-3 to a triple concentrated, mercury free type and 2000 mg/day of Omega-3. I have been on that dosage, with a very low fat diet for the last 5 months. I was hoping to be able to say that my Triglycerides were going down but a recent blood test shows absolutely no decrease what so ever.


I should not be surprised by these findings. Nothing really seems to work for me. Even when I took insulin a few years ago, my blood glucose would at first decrease but after 2 weeks would go back to where it was before, so the dosage would be increased and it would go down again, but 2 weeks later it would return to where it started. This went on for over 6 months and never did my blood glucose stabilize, the only change was that I gained 25 pounds, while my diet did not change but my exercise level doubled. I lost the extra pounds within 6 months after I stopped the insulin, and decided to work on a more natural form of diabetes control, which I have yet to find. Any suggestions?

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Sep 26, 2012
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triglyceride
by: Anonymous

May i suggest to use 3000mg of omega-3. I found it from a website, saying omega-3 less than 3gram doesnt do the trick. I have +500 triglyceride and took it every single day for three weeks, triglyceride dropped by 200.

Next quest is when triglyceride lowered to normal level, how much omega-3 should i take?

Sep 26, 2012
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triglyceride
by: Anonymous

May i suggest to use 3000mg of omega-3. I found it from a website, saying omega-3 less than 3gram doesnt do the trick. I have +500 triglyceride and took it every single day for three weeks, triglyceride dropped by 200.

Next quest is when triglyceride lowered to normal level, how much omega-3 should i take?

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