Just recovering from the shock of my latest blood results, TC is about the highest its ever been 8.7 with LDL of 6.2. Getting the results from a reluctant receptionist was like playing "Play your Cards Right", well can you tell me if it's above 7....no higher, above 8..no higher. I digress.
For the last 6 months or so I have been trying cholestagel, the lipid clinic told me take 2, but the GP only prescribed 1 a day. I did not like to argue that the patient information says starting dose is 6 a day, so I am not surprised that 1 didn't work, but I did not expect LDL to increase.
I have been taking more of a low carb approach recently which has really helped my blood sugar, but obviously not the lipids.
A further complication is that the lipid clinic cancelled an appointment, made me another one for 6 months later which I couldn't do so I cancelled that. This seems to be an unpardonable sin as now I think I have to have another referral. Got GP's appointment Friday. I just don't think the usual rules about diet and exercise apply to those of us with inherited conditions, my levels are higher now than they were 5 years ago when I was 2 stone overweight, not so diet aware and not taking exercise. Fed up and disillusioned!