Hi, I am hoping for some of your expert advice 😊
I have hashimoto's hypothyroidism with high antibodies. I keep a close eye on my levels with private blood tests and they always range from tsh 1.2-3.4 t4 12/20.
Just before Christmas I was put on high blood pressure tablets and also statins for high cholesterol. My blood pressure has decreased. I am feeling unwell on the statins, fatigue, muscle and tendon soreness, flu like symptoms with sore eyes.
I am due to see my doctor and blood test next week, but have phoned to say I am stopping them today as I feel that the statins are the cause of me feeling unwell.
I have also just been diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. I asked the Specialist why I have this, she said, it was one of those things! I now take enzymes to help with the symptoms.
My questions are:
how can I lower my cholesterol without statins....I See that hypothyroidism causes cholesterol to rise. (I follow a good sensible diet... Can't eat fats due to my pancreatic problem as I become queasy) and I also walk everyday...(too tired at the moment to do anything more!)
Could the exocrine Pancreatic insufficiency stem from the antibodies attacking the pancrease? Does anyone else have an underactive thyroid and EPI?