This might sound sacrilegious when we are all told to "know our numbers" but I'm beginning to wish I'd never known. Four years after a very high reading (8.9) I am grateful that I have lost 2 stone, am taking more exercise and got my glucose down to near normal levels.
What I am not grateful for is the hassle to exclude FH, the side effects from all statins, the fact that on one hand I am told I am "high risk" because of my levels (about 8.3 without medication) and yet my GP tells me he has seen 80 year olds with this level and cholesterol is just one risk factor. I just wanted to carry on taking cholestagel and forget about numbers, but he is now insisting I have another blood test to see if it is working. I just don't want to be obsessed with numbers any more and the worry that brings.