I was feeling unwell recently and the doctor did a blood test. All was okay except a very high - 10.6 cholesterol reading. I was really surprised. I am 62 , female, dont drink or smoke. Turns out its the familial type.My sister is a vegan and she had it too as do several others in the family. I was put on statins which gave me migraines, awful ones. The doc has told me to stop them, give myself a couple of weeks and start taking Ezetrol. The side effects listed worry me. I have improved my diet . There is no history of heart trouble in the family . I already get headaches and the thought of more migraines isnt very enticing.
Does anyone else have a high level and not take medication? Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks.