Hi I have been reading here for a while but this is the first time I have posted, just feeling very upset. I am a 60 year old female and was called by my doc for a general health check. I forgot all about getting results as I had to have an op, and didn't call docs for about 2 months to get results. When I did they said I had been prescribed statins which were waiting at pharmacy to be collect! I said I am not just going to take them without discussing with a doc which I did. I explained I was anti taking them and could i try benecol which I did. I then went to gp for a different matter and saw a different one. The minute I walked in the door he said ah the lady that won't take medical advice and proceeded to lecture me for 30 mins about how I'm going to drop dead from a heart attack or stroke. As you can imagine I was very upset and frightened but still didn't want to take statins. He insisted I had another blood test including liver and thyroid and when I got home yesterday had 2 letters waiting for me from docs. I thought they were going to tell me I had cancer or something but no, the doc wants you to restart your statins immediately, which I have never taken, and have another test in 6 weeks. Of course this has put fear of god into me. I am slightly overweight my job involves a lot of walking and lifting heavy notes, ironically I work in a hospital! I also have dogs I exercise and my daughter has horses I muck out so am active and try to have a healthy diet. I don't drink or smoke and my blood pressure is ok. My cholesterol level is 7.4 which I know is high but I need to get all the other readings which they don't give you if they are ok it seems! I said to doc I wasn't definitely not going to take them as he seemed so angry, but what happens if I don't and he takes me off his list? I would have been happy if he prescribed a diet club or exercise class but no, straight to statins. How can I find a sympathetic doc?? Thank u for reading. A worried lady.