First lipid consultation yesterday has left me reeling! All too much too fast and would appreciate some perspective if anyone has any advice to offer. LDL 5.2, overall 7.3. Had to stop simvastatin, have a genetic muscle problem. Consultant changed blood pressure tablets, told me to stop eating practically everything, gave me absorption inhibitors, couldn't find a pulse in my feet and I left the room thinking I was going to drop dead any second. As this would be very inconvenient to say the least I could do with some reassurance please!