I thought I was having a stroke! I took my blood pressure - 220/125 - just about freaked out. See the
GP - checked BP history from about 8 months ago it was OK - why the change? I had a strange sensation in rt arm and right face. I exercise, every morning, gave it really hard work out this morning to get some chest pains - none. With GP - heart check good and lungs good - all the tests for stroke - non-existent. GP sent me to Stroke Clinic. CT scan - no sign of stroke? Really! But, but CHOLESTEROL was nearly 10! Just how did that change - it was around 4 a year ago. Same consistent eating, exercise and BMI at 24/25.
Through the whole day I just forgot - thyroid meds! I stopped them a year ago!! I was not "just about freaked out" I was "freaked out". Not good to forget.
On the way home, partner driving as I was banned because I been checked for a stoke, we started to calm down and think. We had the meds, blood thinner Aspirin, blood vessel expander Amlodipine and the good old Statins. Well I do need the BP down so take Aspirin and Amlodipine - but - how about the Statins - really? There are no indicators to give Statins - the reason (get out really) "your genetics" - proof please - none I know of (comments). When I checked out meds on Google all the info talked about chest pains and palpitations - had none.
I'm getting close to go back on the Thyroid meds. I was self dosing with T3 - 12mmg per day. When I stopped thyroid meds I had TSH, T4 and T3 checked one month after stopping - all where in mid-region. What did I think? "well must be OK" - perhaps not so in retrospect.
Comments and references on my madness would be appreciated.