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I was on statins for a few years, then after aching legs that were driving me crazy I stopped taking them. No more aching legs. After a recent eye problem, blood tests came up with high cholesterol again. My doctor tried two different statins, both of which made my legs ache and one gave me elevated anxiety levels plus severe sinus problems. The doctor smirked as I told him of my side effects, punctuating everything I said with the word ‘potentially’. I told him that recently I’d been eating far too much sugar and felt this was my problem, again he laughed and said ‘impossible’. I agreed to retest after 5 weeks and go back to see him. I went for blood test last week and when phoning for result and appointment the nurse said doctor didn’t need to see me as levels were ‘satisfactory’. I asked her how satisfactory and she said 30% lower! Thinking back to when I was last on statins I was prescribed months of antibiotics that didn’t work for sinus infections, plus anti-anxiety medication that was obviously not needed. Funny that the doctor didn’t want to see me! I will do the retest in 3 months and make sure I do see him. All I did was cut out sugar and take a daily plant sterol yogurt drink. My fat intake is high, I cook with coconut oil daily and have not reduced my calorie intake. So, as far as I am concerned sugar raised my cholesterol levels and devotedly not fat. I feel so much healthier for removing sugar from my diet too. Why can’t doctors see that they are so so wrong? Has to be to do with money 😡
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