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NuvaRing and High Triglycerides

Friday, January 20, 2012

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.
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    Your plan sounds great, and I love that your kiddo is so motivating for you. I hope that things work out when when you test again.
    3289 days ago
    Thank you so much for encouragement and ideas! I have some great probiotics, and I just got a clue and started making sure to do them with every meal. I used them in December to counteract the antibiotics, but I did not know this other detail at all!

    Have a GREAT juicer that replaced my coffee machine. I need to make sure, in my case, that I emphasize the veg, as in kale, and go easy on the apple part!

    Maraude--I'm doing a good job on the clean, so I didn't even mention it! I wiped my pantry clean of crap! Savannah and I are "stuck" eating these awesome beautiful foods.
    3290 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8937156
    Glad you found something to put your mind at ease! :)
    3290 days ago
    Women who take bc should take probiotics. Have you ever? They help protect your GI, but also help digest food: could help with the cholesterol, too: http://bit.ly/zpeVA7 .

    Another idea to lower trig would be to consider juicing for a day or three if you can do it. Fruit and veg have tons of minerals/vitamins, FIBER, etc, which the bod is starved for.

    Soy is highly allergenic - sorry. I'm sensitive to allergen info - lol. ;0) I love that your girl is eating something I never heard of til I was an adult! Cool greens. :)
    3290 days ago
  • no profile photo GARBLEDEEGOOK
    You forgot eating clean, organic, free-range etc etc LoL 'been there.
    3290 days ago
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