I had an annual health check at my GPs at the beginning of the week - yet more blood tests!
My GP called today to say she is concerned about the results of one of the tests. That being my cholesterol level.
My cholesterol is currently 6.5 ~ I've no idea what my good cholesterol level is. I forgot to ask for the breakdown.
The outcome of this is that she wants me to consider taking statins.
I have a few risk factors as my Dad died at aged 48 of a heart attack and there have been other heart related deaths within the family.
I myself have had high blood pressure for a number of years - it goes up and down in relation to my HCT levels & venesections. So I am currently on the lowest dose of Ramipril.
I'm looking for advice as I am really not keen on taking statins. I've read lots of bad press about the side effects.
My way of thinking is as I have an illness [PRV] which puts a strain on my liver and kidneys, why would I want to add a drug into the equation which could possibly add further burden to these organs.
I'm not seeing my GP until the 12th October and she has suggested that I consider it and decide when I see her.
Does anyone else with an MPN take statins?