I've been on Vascepa 2 grams per day (2 pills per day) since early February. I'm probably part of what would be defined as the Anchor indication since my previous trig's were 164 (August 2012):
Cholesterol (6/22/2013) 117
Cholesterol (8/2012) 133
HDL (6/22/2013) 35
HDL (8/2012) 30
Triglycerides (6/22/2013) 120
Triglycerides (8/2012) 164
LDL (6/22/2013) 58
LDL (8/2012) 70
Cholesterol:HDL Ratio (6/22/2013) 3.3
Cholesterol:HDL Ratio (8/2012) 4.4 ------Acceptable Range 1.0-5.0
HS-CRP (6/22/2013) Not Measured
HS-CRP (8/2012) 0.035 -------- Acceptable Range 0.000-0.744
Very Low Lipoprotein (6/22/2013) 24 ----------Acceptable Range 0-30
Apolipoprotein B (6/22/2013) 72 ---------------Acceptable Range 52-100, Borderline 111-127, High 127
Interesting.I compared my 2013 results with 2009. TG down 52%,HDL up 16%,LDL down 18%,Cholestrol down 15%. Reason: My TG was much higher before 2009 and I was experimenting with Fish Oil based on a cardiologist suggestion. I tried one pill 1000mg a day--did not do anything.I raised it to 3 pills--3000mg--later found a smaller size pill with equivalent EPA.Finally in 2012,switched to PLUSEPA.,then Vascepa in 2013.
I even communicated with Dr.Barry Sears in 2013--he suggested higher dose of EPA should work.My CRP was OK in 2009.But came down more.
I communicated with different people incl.Italians who did Fish Oil studies.The problem is DOSAGE that they used. Low dosage does not work. If you recall,JELIS used 1800mg./day of 96% EPA and Japanese eat fish which gives them 250mg./day of EPA. So a dosage of 2000mg./day is a must.
Dr.Barry Sears suggests that 6 gram or 6000mg. of EPA/day would lower AA/EPA ratio dramatically that is a better measure of Inflammation than C-RP. He sent me a 2011 article in Atheroscl./Thrombosis journal published by Japanese that showed AA/EPA ratio dropped from 1.6 to 0.8 for JELIS group of people.
However Dr.Sears told me that Americans average AA/EPA ratio is close to 4.0-- danger level is 3.He predicted that 6 gram /day of VASCEPA would produce dramatic results for Reduce-It group.
Great results and thanks for posting. Are you taking a statin?
I just started on 2 grams plus my generic lipitor at 20mg. I am hoping at 2grams Vascepa can ease the muscle cramp side effects of lipitor. I will post my bloodwork in about 3 months.
Hey thanks ...... I'm 54 years old and weigh 320lbs. I don't understand why my cholesterol is consistently in the 115-130 range - even when I was a kid. I eat bacon, steaks, chops etc but it never changes. BTW I had the apolipoprotein C-III and lp-pla (2) test done as well but the results apparently take a week