Now, my brother obviously wouldn't have the issue of taking birth control, so I still believe there's a familial tendency toward high triglycerides. HOWEVER, I first got cited for highish triglycerides in September 2010--two months after I went on the NuvaRing. It was a real jump, to around 147, IIRC.
I've loved the thing, as it cleared up my skin somewhat (not perfectly--that didn't happen until December last month, on no grains), and kept my life predictable.
I think I'm going to quit this, as well.
Found somebody in similar circumstances on this link:
Antibiotics, nuvaring, illness and stress. So, that's the next thing:
- Eliminate hormonal BC
- No alcohol
- More Veg
- 30 min of some kind of exercise every day, with effort toward more weight lifting
And keep all of this up through June. I'm going to send the lab work to my doctor, ask him to work with me as far as following up in June on the tests. If I can see substantial improvement, I'll keep up with that until September work "Biometric Screening"--healthy cholesterol levels help get a discount on the insurance. Not essential, but helpful. (Even though I believe that the cholesterol thing is part hooey--it's the trigs and the blood sugar that killed Dad.)
I'm cool with this plan--should be fun. I know that when I saw my own little daughter gobble up 5 pieces of steamed broccoli and leave a little bit of scrambled egg for breakfast... well, this time last year, she was eating Lucky Charms and Very Vanilla Soymilk.
I'm sticking with my program with a hopeful heart! My body is what it is, let's see how it responds. It'll be fine, I bet, with the illness not just one month in the past, but months in the past. It's my kid who's inspiring the heck out of me. When I see her eat--SAUTEED KALE!--I know what I must do!
I've really appreciated the kind comments and gentle advice I've gotten here.