I went to see my doctor on Friday after having a phone call to say my cholesterol was 7.4, all he was interested in was prescribing statins. I declined the offer and he told me I had a 18% chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, he hardly looked at me, whilst doing this. I asked how he had worked this out and he replied with well you actually have a 1.8% chance per year!! Multiply this by 10 and you get 18%!!
I have numerous other symptoms that point to hypothyroidism, high cholesterol being one indicator, and all he wants to do is pump me full of drugs that may not be necessary and might actually be very harmful to me.
Just wanted to vent a little..