Ive been put on statins now, so I'm on the whole kit n caboodle for Paroxy AF. As I understand it these are to stop cholestrerol building up. Mine has always been lower than 5,so I'm happy and so was the GP until this condition started. I'm having my cholesterol tested on Friday and I'm wondering if I should not take the statins if its still at a good level. I read one doctors report in the media and he said he would never take statins as its not positive that they are any good. But! I read another doctors report which said all patients with AF should take them to out weigh any risk of stroke. Who do we believe? To be fair, they have had no side effects so that's not the reason I want to stop, I just feel that my body is flipping toxic now. I don't want to take tablets that aren't needed. I don't know what to do. Surely if I ask they will just test my cholesterol every year and give statin if it rises?