Hi there. I am a 37year old female and I have been taking statins for 5years now. GP diagnosed FH around 9years ago. My mum died had heart disease & angina and died after her 3rd heart attack aged 46. When I was 16 my levels were 7.9 by late 20's levels were 9.8. I started taking simvistatin 40mg but after a couple of years stopped taking them due to muscle aches and tiredness. Gp wasn't happy so convinced me to take 20mg instead but now another couple of years on the cramps are 10times worse esp during the night. I suffer with mood swing and anxiety and my sex drive has completely taken a nose dive and my hubby is losing patience!!
Not once in these 5 years has my gp checked my cholesterol since. I am going back there tonight to see him about cramps tiredness and libido and wondered if anyone had any good advice for me. I was wondering if its worth asking to be referred to a lipid clinic as my local hospital has one. This is the first i've heard of this site and thankful to find some support