Friday, January 04, 2008

menopause - the gift that keeps on giving

Menopause is the gift that keeps on giving. I just got a call from my doctor's office that my cholesterol has shot throught the roof and I have to go on medication to bring it down.

4 years ago I had great cholesterol and now I am suddenly high risk - and 100 points higher.

I thought that losing 15lbs (yea!) would help bring my number down, but clearly menopause trumps weight loss.

4 comments:

Summer said...

I'm sorry to about your cholesterol. Wish the year could have started with better news for you.

suzzcq70 said...

Maybe it was a lab error? Better make sure before they push drugs on you. Just a suggestion!

Solitaire said...

Mine shot up 100 points too. Well, 97. But I am not heading into menopause, I refuse to believe it! [Please no!] I blame the IVF meds and/or the pizza and ice cream I tend to shovel in my mouth after a failure. I keep managing to lower it with crazy dieting and then it shoots right back up again after a cycle. I should probably monitor it during a cycle to check at what point it goes up, but that costs money!

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