simvastin

Posted , 3 users are following.

Ithe first specialist I saw said my cholesterol was normal and not a problem I moved house the new specialist said I had fh cholesterol I don't feel I have I asked her to test me with gene test I was told there expensive and not accurate so I paid for my own guess what I don't have the gene so what is putting my cholesterol up every now and then?

0 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi more likely stress your food diet i personally would not be bothered as the doctors will just put you on stats and its down wards from there the pain and aches and feeling rubbish are not worth the miserysad keep as you are and do not worry
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      every chance its stress !! i did sway a little at christmas but im back on track so hopefully my cholesterole in down and ill not be taking those simstatins i read they are effective if you have had a heart attack! so hopefully i wont take them nice to speak to someone like minded have nice day!
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      hi....keep as far away from statins as you can.....the side affects are not worth it......muscle aches and pains....memory loss...and fear of becoming diabetic.....cry
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I so agree with Lisa on this one.  My cholesterol came in at a reading of 9 - prompting the doctor to tell me I would keel over and die before I left his office !  I blindly and loyally took his advice and took statins.  Six months later I ended up in A&E as one day I couldnt move with muscle cramps and pain and called an ambulance.  The doctor at the hospital was the one who told me it was due to the statins and that I was suffering from muscle damage plus my liver was enlarged, also due to statins.  My blood pressure and blood sugar levels were normal and they said I should not take them anymore and refer back to my GP.  Do NOT take them if your cholesterol level is your only issue.  It's not proven that high cholesterol alone causes cardiac events and if you haven't had any cardiac problems previously, even if you have familial (hereditary) high cholesterol, then statins are not for you.  Definitely stress could be a factor, stress causes the adrenal gland to overwork producing too much cortisol, which affects cholesterol levels.  Also smoking and processed food can have an effect.  I bet post Christmas even the healthiest of us have raised levels.  You mention moving house, that's extremely stressful and would be a perfect reason why you had raised levels temporarily.  Be strong, refused to take them, they are toxic.
      Report / Delete Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up