Cholesterol

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8 Mar
5:18pm, 8 Mar 2024
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Velociraptor
If you've got familial hypercholesterolaemia (the genetic condition) the QRISK wouldn't apply to you, kstuart, and if you were started on 80mg atorvastatin without having had a heart attack or stroke it would suggest this.
11 Mar
8:47pm, 11 Mar 2024
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Dave W
Been in to the surgery today and said that I have decided to go on the statins. Lesser of two evils is my thinking.

But if it all goes horribly wrong and I grow another head or something like that, I’m going to blame you lot. 😁
11 Mar
8:52pm, 11 Mar 2024
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Isn’t the saying ‘two heads are better than one’ 😂
11 Mar
9:04pm, 11 Mar 2024
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Dave W
Have you seen my existing head?

You wouldn’t say that if you had. 😁
11 Mar
9:07pm, 11 Mar 2024
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Dave W
And I nearly put “testicle” but thought that might be a bit too risqué. 😁
And I don’t think there’s a saying about three testicles being better than two.😁
12 Mar
5:41am, 12 Mar 2024
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Oscar the Grouch
No, but it's quite the juggling act.
12 Mar
8:07am, 12 Mar 2024
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
😱🤣
22 Mar
9:10am, 22 Mar 2024
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Dave W
Started on the statins yesterday evening. Having read the blurb on the possible side-effects, I very nearly had second thoughts. Some terrible stuff can happen.

Had a bit of a sleepless night, waking up for about three hours from midnight. Can't say whether that was the anxiety of taking them, or the medication itself. Time will tell.

But on the plus side, I can "feel" my cholesterol levels going down already :-)
22 Mar
9:13am, 22 Mar 2024
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Dave W, I have had 7 weeks on statins now and no obvious side effects, can’t say I have felt any different at all.
22 Mar
11:19am, 22 Mar 2024
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Dave W
Early days, so might just have been a bit of worry. Hope so. We will see, in the fullness of time.

Glad that your doing okay on them, MrsJ. Long may it remain so.

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