Hi all. This is my first time posting. I'm a 32 yr old female. Always struggled a bit with weight. I've had elevated cholesterol levels since they started testing it. For the past two years my gp has been trying to get me to take statins but I refused. I then lost 2 and a half stone and was eating freshly cooked meals every night and taking various supplements. Another blood test came around and I was looking forward to seeing my levels drop....but they had risen! My GP couldn't understand it and neither could I. Of course he wanted me to try statins again but I asked for three months as a last ditch attempt to lower my levels. Took up regular exercise as well as carrying on my healthy eating. Blood test came back and they'd risen again (slightly). I gave in and accepted the prescription for 20mg atorvastatin as my gp was sure it was genetic. This was 5 weeks ago. I've been suffering some side effects like sore muscles and joints and a bit of nausea but I'm hoping it will pass.
I've read up lots about FH and I agree that it's a strong possibility. I have a xanthelasma on my eyelid and my mum has very high cholesterol too. Sorry for the long post just wanted to tell my story so far. I'm having blood tests this week so will find out what my numbers are soon. Thanks