Hi there, just back after a few weeks of reading the Cholesterol Con book; although I really enjoyed reading the book and I feel that he has a lot of common sense and relative truths in his favor, however I'm still anxious about not doing anything to lower the LDL levels. So having seen a heart specialist today to check on plaque in the arteries (none happily!) I will follow his advise and take 2 months of Ezetrol, an alternaative to statins that gave me too many excruciating cramps in the legs (Tahor).
I know or feel that I can eventually get by without lowering the cholesterol but then I don't want to run the risk of doing nothing for the moment.
My cholesterol has been constant at 6.8-7.8 (total) since 2009, the LDL is a little over the limit (accepted by the usual lab. tests), the HDL is good and the Tri are also good; my thyroid gland is not really functioning properly (Hashimoto), I've a number of small nodules, am on Levithyroxine (87.5mg), but still have many symptoms of a hypo.
I tried to lose weight using your excellent NHS website but cant go down more than 2 kilos. Nothing seems to work for me, I eat well and do much exercise (cycling, walking, gardening etc...) but can't lose more, so am 4 kilos overweight at 74 kilos for 1.65 meter. Any advise would be great and so just to finalize my story does anyone have any comments on Ezetrol or Ezetimibe?