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Fasting blood test results (triglycerides, cholesterol)


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Hey guys, it's Liz again.

So. A couple of weeks ago, I had a full metabolic work-up done, including a fasting test done to check out my triglycerides and cholesterol. This was before I was put on some medication to help me with my bulimia and bipolar disorder.

Point is, let's say someone ate, oh, an entire medium pizza and a half gallon of ice cream before a fasting test. Stopped eating about 11 hours before the test. It's kind of borderline. I got my results back, and the only thing that was high was my total cholesterol, although my triglycerides were considered to be in-range (probably not for a 20 year-old, though). Anyway. Would this kind of eating skew test results? I'm seeing my doctor again tomorrow and I'm thinking of asking for a "do-over" since I have my compulsions under control a LOT better.

Thanks.

lizzle
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Yes, according to my cardiologist, it can skew the results.  If you are on a low cholesterol and low saturated fat diet for a month before the test your results will be better.
Okay. I think I'm going to do another test and see what happens. Also noticed that my liver enzymes were high and I'm not sure what that was about. Wah.
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YOU'RE BACK!!!!!

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Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Haha yeah I came back a while ago :)
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