Went to see my lipid consultant today and have been very politely told off.
I was discharged to my gp 10 years ago as my consultant was happy with my levels after being on statins for 12 years. However I decided to come off my statins 2 years ago because I wanted to try out alternatives (Plant sterols etc - see profile). I have seen some reduction total of 9.3 baseline(1989) to 7.2 with 750 plant sterols. Which I know is not perfect but better and was hoping was low enough to keep me off the statins. I have a very healthy diet, get exercise and size 8/10.
We spent 45 minute debating but I have had to admit defeat and agreed to go back onto statins again.
Although a disappointment I am very grateful he spent so much time with me (did feel sorry for those waiting after me). It was not what i wanted to hear but he made sense and I do trust him.