I posted earlier this year about my cholesterol results and was reassured. I just have another question.
I am a female, 37, 5ft tall, 123lbs. I eat a health diet, I have hypothyroidism and take 50mg thyroxine. I also take 15mg Mirtazapine (Remeron) for an anxiety disorder the last 3 years.
I was once told Mirtazapine increases cholesterol so I spoke to my GP about it, he said it was not a common side effect so not to worry. I worry because my whole family on my mums side, younger cousins included, are all on statins for high cholesterol after my mums brother had a massive heart attack at 51 and was told it was due to his high cholesterol that he was unaware of.
I had my cholesterol tested a few years ago and it was about 5.9. I then had it tested in December last year and it was the following
My GP was not concerned, he said as I didn't fast it wasn't as accurate. I had eaten 2 meals, one just half an hour before the test. He said that could shoot up the triglycerides but he would check me annually and maybe in the future with the family history I'd need statins. Something I really want to avoid.
I eat health so I am worried is this a hireditary thing or could it be the Mirtazapine I take, even though I am on the smallest dose. If it is the medication should I stop taking it? It worries me a lot.
I just thought I'd ask here before speaking to my GP again before my next blood test.