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Statin Intolerance: What did you do?

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Statins elevated my liver enzymes so a year ago I was taken off of them. I have tried to control my cholesterol with a low fat diet and take Gemfibrozil to lower triglycerides. A few weeks ago I noticed a white/yellow line on my eyelid and white patches in the corner of each eye, called Xanthelasma (lipid deposits that form around the eye due to elevated LDL). I had blood work completed and my Total Cholesterol was 274, HDL 48, Triglicerides 95 and LDL 207. My PCP tells me to just watch my diet. I have an appointment with a cardiologist who also manages cholesterol but not until the end of October. I've been monitoring my diet very closely, but know it takes time to lower LDL. More Xanthelasma seem to be appearing daily. Has anyone had this happen and how concerned should I be?

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I am intolerant to statins also, Gemfibrozil didnt work for me either, I have just started Zetia, which is expensive and my blood work is due in a few weeks to see if it is working. The doctor says it is much different than the statins, so far I am back to leg muscle weakness again, dont know what the doctor will do now?