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After taking (various) statins and bearing the consequences for about 5 -6 years, I stopped about 18 months ago. My cholesterol shot up to 8.5 despite exercise, diet, etc. My doctor insisted I see a specialist (again) who literally told me off when I questioned the validity of the argument that cholesterol is bad. He said that he is willing to give me Repatha and I sheepshly and confused accepted. I am so tired and scared to be told that, as I have a diagnosed with hardening of the left arthery, my chance of stroke/heart attack is very high. Does anyone have feedback about this new medication? I do not want to waste NHS money (repatha is sooo expensive) . I've read that side effects are flu like symptoms> Do they decrease after sometime? I suffer from peripheral neuropathy -possibly caused by statins?- and am managing ok-ish by myself without meds. Has anyone using Repatha or similar had neurological difficulties? Please, help. Thank you
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