Had my most disappointing lipid clinic appointment in 16 years of attending. Saw a different consultant from the usual ones. When I raised concerns about angina he said "You are a 46 year old woman who doesn't smoke. I can confidently say you do not have heart disease and I am a heart doctor". How arrogant - as we all unfortunately know this is no guarantee of heart health especially for someone with FH! When I told him about my muscle pain he talked over me, saying "Your CK levels have been fine recently so it won't be caused by your statin. Atorvastatin is very well tolerated and as it is now off patent it is even cheaper for us to prescribe. Just keep taking it and I think we will leave it for a year this time before seeing you again. Make an appointment on your way out. Nice meeting you." I left, stunned and felt like crying.
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