I have been battling a cholesterol problem for about 15 years and was on a prescribed statin for 12 years with some side effects. A couple of years ago I was required to take a short vacation from the statin for a periodontal issue. I immediately discovered most of the side effects of the statin were lessened and I felt so much better as I improved my diet to keep the cholesterol in check.

However, my triglyceride level shot up and I've tried regular fish oil, increased salmon in my diet, and still it was too high. My doctor prescribed Lovaza concentrated fish oil and it apparently brought the levels down to the normal range. The problem with Lovaza, which is the only FDA approved supplement, is an economic one that cost $55 out of pocket per 30 day supply which is rather expensive on a retired budget.

I am attempting to better regulate my diet to include more of the Omega-3 and get more exercise in hopes that they will keep the levels in the normal range.

Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

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