Anybody got any experience in using this, any effect?
*He's a mate, he also has high cholesterol.
if your going to be using a psyllium husk supplement make sure you start with a very low dose and drink enough water otherwise it will plug you up very easily
It does beg the question why not go to a doctor that specialises in humans?
How high is very high? Do you already have a reasonably high fibre diet (in which case metamucil isn't likely to help). If your cholesterol is very high (high risk category), and not readily responsive to diet etc, go and get yourself on atorvastatin.
Give diet a go, for sure, there are other options you can discuss with your doc, such as questran (colestyramine), but personally, as a doctor, I'd be happy to have atorvastatin. My dad had a cholesterol of 14. Good diet + questran, got it down to above 10, introducing simvastatin, got it down to about 7. 3MIs aged 49-51 and 6 stents later, atorvastatin got it down to the low 4s where it remains (except when they tried to put him back on simvastatin, because it was cheaper - his cholesterol shot up again). Atorvastastatin is the best at reducing the cholesterol, but it is more expensive, and for some people simvastatin would be good enough. Downside with atorvastatin is that eating grapefruit gives him a belly ache!
I won't go into details, but this morning's visit to the lavvy was an eye opener to say the least....
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