My cholesterol is raised with low thyroid function (half taken out) & low vit D (cholecalciferol) - on Thyroid UK this is a common association/marker.
My work colleague is prescribed statins (along with other meds) & has joint pain & I've read statins don't really work for females (Dr Malcolm Kendrick). There's also natural statin in red rice.
Q Do the benefits of statins outweigh the side-effects for females?
Q What are the side-effects on statins?
Q How many experience side-effects, (% reported)?