In contrast to DakCB-UK's post a month ago I have just had a successful visit to the Lipid Clinic. I was dreading this one as I haven't been taking any medication since January and last time I went I had a heated disagreement with the consultant over misdiagnosis and conflicting information about genetic testing .
Anyway, TC has shot up to 8.3 and LDL 5.3 and I've put on half a stone..but I am happy because I have a definite medical condition ( Familial Combined Hyperlipidaemia) which I have finally got into my thick head probably needs treating.
Very nice consultant who actually listened to my tales of woe about side effects and who thought compromising on levels to avoid side effects was perfectly reasonable. Anyway, now going to try a very small dose of pravastatin 20mg and then increase gradually . Seahorse, I will let you know how the pravastatin goes. Deepblue might be interested to know that my triglycerides were actually OK , just over 1.
The pravastatin leaflet says that it shouldn't be given to children who have not reached puberty. Sorry for information overload.