I Knew There Was Something Fishy

In February I wrote a post entitled “There’s Something Fishy About My Cholesterol”, where I wrote about the change in cholesterol numbers for the worse after being on Lovaza, a prescription fish oil supplement.

One of the side effects of Lovaza is an increase of bad cholesterol, and ever since I was on Lovaza, for the first time in my life, my cholesterol went up. I decided to stop taking it.

I stopped taking Lovaza mid February, and I had a blood work up last week which showed my cholesterol dropping by 20 points, to return to normal. Could it have been just a coincidence? Hell to the no I say! I strongly feel that Lovaza was increasing my cholesterol, and now that just goes to show that because science gets its hands on something, it is not necessarily a good thing. I’m switching back to good old health food store brands that I used before.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I tried an extract of greenlipped mussel for arthritis and it helped+++ However, it dropped my serum potassium so far too low I ended up as an IP on a drip. Not previously known apparently… perhaps like yours?


    1. Basil Rene says:

      No, it is a known side effect by the manufacturer. I never had a problem with health food store brands.


  2. My doctor prescribed Lovaza and I just used OTC Norwegian Fish Oil and it lowered my triglycerides and cholesterol. Also, should mention, i was also taking niacin, since he also prescribed Niaspan.


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