The dr knew I'd refuse it and I did! Firstly I asked her if she would take one if offered and she said NO!! She felt NICE wasn't right to be offering them to everyone with a risk over 10% if they have no other problems regarding their heart health.
I've just had my BP meds reduced at a 6 month check. Have been on meds for 15months and Losartan 50mg for the past 9 months, nothing else added and now she has reduced it to 25mg. The home average for the past 6 days was 122/75 [of course when she took it in the surgery it was 160 something: it's always high in the surgery and I can always feel/hear my heart pounding as I sit in the chair!] However I don't know if it is the meds that have kept the BP down or the weight I lost over 12 months plus the daily walking I do. I guess I need to keep a careful eye on things and return if it goes up.
I did feel cross though at being automatically offered a statin : I'm 71 and will be 72 next month so the risk rises automatically. It's only a risk anyway - I take my life in my hands each time I cross a main road!