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40ish and beyond... 40ish and beyond...

Guess it's that time.....ugh!

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Gave blood this past Saturday. ...woohoo go me. BUT! (you knew there was gonna be one) When I checked the website last night because they post your overall cholesterol....it wasn't what I expected.

So I guess it's doctor time with an overall cholesterol reading of 208!! I've never had high cholesterol in my life.
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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daisybelle1960
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM
208 isn't that bad. Isn't 199 the limit? I think mine was 220 at one point.
crazymom729
by Cajun Witch (dealer) on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Its not terrible but mine is usually in the 150's

Quoting daisybelle1960:

208 isn't that bad. Isn't 199 the limit? I think mine was 220 at one point.
dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

 Just monitor what you eat and go low cholesterol and you will be ok.. I use Flax seed oil to help control mine...

daisybelle1960
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Dh takes niacin to help with his. I probably should be taking it too. Mine was down some the last time I had it checked in April. My youngest dd had her's checked and it's high. She said she was eating two eggs a day, so that is probably the culprit.
BL2010
by Snookims on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thank you for giving blood.

That is considered borderline high (201-239) as it's recommended that you are below 200. How are you feeling? You could try to change your diet first and then have it tested again.

AndrewsMomPDX
by Christine on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Did you fast prior to donating?

crazymom729
by Cajun Witch (dealer) on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:43 AM
No I didn't.

Quoting AndrewsMomPDX:

Did you fast prior to donating?

crazymom729
by Cajun Witch (dealer) on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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That was my first time ever. My ex mil always tried to get me to go because I'm A- but I was always anemic.

Quoting BL2010:

Thank you for giving blood.

That is considered borderline high (201-239) as it's recommended that you are below 200. How are you feeling? You could try to change your diet first and then have it tested again.

Rosebud333776
by Sister on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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To get an accurate reading, your blood work needs to be. done aftet fasting overnight or for 8 hrs.. Hopefully it is really lower than 208.
BL2010
by Snookims on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Congratulations. I can't donate and wish more people would. It really isn't that difficult.

Quoting crazymom729:

That was my first time ever. My ex mil always tried to get me to go because I'm A- but I was always anemic.

Quoting BL2010:

Thank you for giving blood.

That is considered borderline high (201-239) as it's recommended that you are below 200. How are you feeling? You could try to change your diet first and then have it tested again.


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