I’m 62yrs ,130 pounds, female .I’m following a keto diet and walk or swim most days.
I was diagnosed with PMR November 2019 and have tapered to 15mg of prednisone from 30 mg .
But in March 2020, my cholesterol result came back as 378, which is off the charts high. So I eliminated cholesterol from my diet.
Yesterday, I had another cholesterol test and it was still extremely high at 332
OPTIMAL < 200 MG/DL
BORDERLINE HIGH 200-239 MG/DL
HIGH 240 MG/DL OR GREATER
ATP III GUIDELINES (NATIONAL CH
My doctor says it is due to the prednisone and advises me to take 20 mgs daily of Rosuvastatin.
But honestly, I’m having second thoughts about taking statins.I’ve heard so many horror stories.But I don’t want to suffer a heart attack or stroke either.
I’ve cataract surgery booked next month which I acquired from the prednisone and now this!
What should I do? I’m in a dilemma.
I would very much appreciate some honest advice.