I have an elderly relative who is 73 years old with definite FH and is taking rosuvastatin 40mg, ezetrol, aspirin and some sort of nitrate for her angina. Over the last couple of years I've noticed a great deteriation of her short term memory, speech, she looks pale, she complains of tiredness, lack of appetite and stomach discomfort. She also has a cough that won't go away. Her treated LDL level is 5 and she has regular blood tests with her GP practice.
I'm wondering whether these symptoms are part of the natural course of the disease or whether she is being treated too aggressively with statins? Has anyone else noticed these symptoms in elderly people with FH? Are there any experts out there that can shed any light? Would there be any extra benefit if I get her to go to a specialist lipid clinic rather than her GP to have a review of her symptoms, as she says she's feeling awful?