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Week 4...just got my blood back for a refill of the prescription...sadly my Triglycerides were 229 and my Cholesterol is 200. Not terrible, but not as low as I would have liked. Refill prescribed. I think my Cholesterol was like 170 before. I didn't fast for the blood test so that could be part of it. Right? And my derm also said the fish oil supplements could be increasing my numbers. Is that possible?

My skin is pretty great right now. I had a couple of zits, a couple foliculitis bumps on my chest and back, but they went away within a day or so. Other than that and TERRIBLE dry lips it seems pretty good.

Anyone know if fasting makes that much of a difference on blood tests and whether or not fish oil can increase your numbers for the worse?




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I always schedule my appointments for first thing in the morning at 8am when my derm's office opens. (They draw the blood in their office) It's easier to have the appointment early in the morning so you don't have to worry about fasting. You can just wake up and go to the appointment and eat afterwards.

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