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Friday, May 13, 2016

11 months on Qysmia: Body Composition results

5-12-16 UPDATE
I went to Obesity clinic yesterday after 5 months of traveling.
On Qsymia, Victoza, Invokana and Metformin with no change in diet or exercise I lost five pounds.
I went on an Oceania Cruise May 11 to June 5, 2015, I even purchased the beverage package on the cruise for the first 14 days.  I compensated by walking one hour a day.  I tried to maintain Atkins as best as possible but I did eat less due to the diet medications.

I started Qsymia in June with following body composition and yesterday’s result:

Date          Weight       Body Fat%      Muscle Mass     Total Body H2O     BMR         BMI
6-23-15       244.8              31%                   44.9                        51.8%           1919         33.9

5-12-16       217.3             27.7%                    40.8                     53.2%            1790        30.1

Lipid Profile 5-12-16 non-fasting:

Total Cholesterol  146
LDLc                        65
Non-HDL-cholesterol    81 
HDL-c                      54 
Triglycerides             79
Hgb A1c                    6.8

On Lipitor 10 mg/d
Off Endur-acin 6 weeks
On Lovaza 4,000 mg/d
Invokana 300 mg/d
Metformin 2,000 mg/d

Niacin Controversy
I stopped my Niacin (Endur-acin 1,000 mg/d) over the last 6 weeks   to determine it's contribution to my lipid profile. Compare here:
Lipid Profile 3/25/16 on Niacin 1,000 mg/d(non-fasting)
LDLc  46    (19 lower)
HDLc 51 (3 lower)
Triglycerides 55  (24 lower)
non-HDLc  57 (24 lower)
Hgb A1c 6.5  (0.3 lower)

I should soon obtain my advance lipid profile done at the same time which will answer question if LDLc 65 off Niacin is good enough or is there discordance with LDLp?  
The non-HDLc suggests there is discordance. 
Stay tuned 





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