Hi I am a 44year old women who is 5ft 6 and weighs 9st 2 and I've been told my cholesterol is high but the Dr will not put me on statins to curb my anxiety of having a heart attack. My bad cholesterol is 4.6 my good is 1.4 total cholesterol is 6.4. I'm now so scared of having a heart attack I weigh all my food even my skimmed milk(8oz limited so I only consume 5mg of cholesterol). I've stopped eating all meat and only have salmon once a week due to the added cholesterol. Ive stopped eating cakes biscuits sweets and chocolate. I'm concerned about carbs so I limited my potatoes and I won't now eat bread. I'm eating fruit but now after reading some posts I'm concerned about the sugar.I try and walk 10,000 steps daily and I use excerise bike daily I can't afford the gym so bought home DVD but feel a fool. If I don't excerise I get more obsessed. I'm a mess and my dr wont take my worries seriously. Can anyone advise me what else I can do to lower the cholesterol. Oh I'm allergic to nuts clove and ginger.