I have had cholesterol deposits around my eyes for a number of years and around 7 years ago had a cholesterol check which showed total cholesterol of 13.2
I was put on 80mg simvastatin and asprin daily. Within a few days I had so much muscular pain that I stopped the statins. Shortly after I changed Doctors and the cholesterol problem seemed to fall by the wayside. The significance was never explained to me and in fact the level, being so high, got treated as a bit of a joke.
Recently the cholesterol deposits seem to have got bigger and I visited my new Doctor who confirmed that the deposits were cholesterol and said that with the previous result it was almost certainly hereditary.
After having a fasting blood test last week the results have come back. Triglycerides are normal, HDL is 1.1 and LDL is 8.5
Doctor is trying me on atorovastatin 20 mg and says I mustnt stop taking them (I am already starting to have discomfort in my arms and shoulders).
My Doctor said that I almost certainly have Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Does anyone know whether these levels are indicative of FH? Could one have this level of LDL and not have FH?
So many questions but I seem to have done nothing but think about this all week and would be greatful for any information you may have