Cholesterol And Scleroderma
Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:39 AM
Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:16 PM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:21 PM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:38 PM
I haven't been diagnosed with scleroderma, but have sjogren's and 'evolving' according to my doctor. I have alot of symptoms of scleroderma, but get confused as there seems to be a commonality in symptoms with alot of these autoimmune diseases.
I just wanted to say that I have terrible problems controlling my cholesterol levels. I was quite ill last year and my specialist ordered blood tests. He said "at least your cholesterol levels will be down", as I had not eaten for 3 days......... Well it turned out my level was 8.5 the highest it has ever been! He had no explanation for it and it really worried me. I never had any problems with cholesterol until all the wierd things started happening to me with this disease that I have (whatever it may be ). H
Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:40 PM
Funny you should mention cholesterol, I asked my doctor about it - my number since being diagnosed have from 130 to 215. I was flipping out when he gave me the numbers, asked him if it was connected...He basically said who know - he says he treats my symptoms as the arise and figures anything is possible and all changes in my symptoms, blood # should are reviewed...bottom line he told me not to worry, but everyone is different.
personally I think my rise in cholestorol #'s are directly related to the changes sclero has forced on me - lifestyle, food and environment.