Not sure if I spelt that correctly, anyway just to say that since having my thyroid removed my cholesterol has gone from 6.9 to 6.1 in the past year.

I had refused statins previously as when I did try as recommended some years ago

I had the most awful joint pains.

My diet had been very poor as I had so many bad pains in stomach. And with a bloated belly was always trying to lose the weight ?? Fats were very limited

My tummy is much better now and after years can enjoy my food better. Butter and olive oil a plenty πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

And , I have lost the bloated look, πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

I certainly have proved the point about statins to myself.

What a scandal it all is, left to rot.

Still, much better now thanks to this forum xx

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  • Hi

    Please search "Zoe Harcombe on Statins", very interesting.

  • My cholesterol has been over 6 for many years now and no matter what I have tried it has never gone down much. I've spent a small fortune on plant sterol capsules and yoghurt drinks. I've experimented with eating a low fat diet. I'm hoping that sorting out my thyroid treatment with the addition of T3 will help. I've lost count of the number of times GPs have tried to put me on statins.

  • Hi

    My cholesterol was high when I was undermedicated doctor upped T3 and next blood test I was bang on

  • If you are older, you might be interested to know that higher cholesterol is associated with longer life in older adults.

  • Angel_of_the_North I'm in my 30s and my cholesterol has been elevated since my 20s as far as I can remember. I've also spent years eating porridge oats to no effect. As T3MARY has said I'm hoping once I get hold of some T3 it will come down. Fingers crossed!

    My Dad has been on statins for some years now but his cholesterol only rose in later life but GPs like to think it's heriditary thing. I'm inclined to disagree.

  • if the NHS stopped this drive to push statins down people they could spend the savings on correct treatment of thyroid and cholesterol levels would reduce

    however one of the best ways to lower cholesterol is to eat oats for breakfast

    just throw raw uncooked oats in a bowl add stewed or fresh fruit and a little milk or juice and cholesterol is kept under control

  • The NHS has conditioned us to believe low cholesterolis good and high bad.

    We need high cholesterol, it is converted to vitamin d, essential for goid bpne health.

    See Zoe Harcombe on Statins.

  • i think you mean we need high levels of high density cholesterol as opposed to low density cholesterol

  • She identifies which in the document on her website.

    There is too much pharmaceutical interest to tell ua otherwise.

  • My Dad has had nearly two weeks without statins.

    Prescribed 2001 after heart bypass, his cholesterol was fine but gave it him "just in case ".

    He has hardly slept, fidgety legs, depression lifted.

    He has decided to keep a tag on things with diet.

    He has reclaimed his own self agency and authority.

  • Read about Berberine and it's effect on cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Has also been found to be as effective as metformin in controlling high levels of blood sugar and helps with weight loss. Just use dr Google you will find lots on it, especially from Dr mercola

  • I had a cholesterol level of 10.2 just before I started self medicating with NDT. My doctor said it was not related to being hypothyroid. Well after 4 months with NDT it had gone down to 5.6. I have made no changes to my diet.

  • In days gone by before Thyroid Testing began in the 70's - anyone with raised cholesterol had their Thyroids treated 😊

  • Exactly, I tried telling my doctor that but she said no no no that's not true. And I have never been diagnosed as hypothyroid. But that alone (plus I had many other symptoms) told me I was. I refused to take the statins she said I MUST take. As if I don't have enough pain and problems already....

  • You could always ask your Doc for the research that shows statins save lives - because there isn't any 😊 - especially women ....

  • I fired that doctor 😁 And I have read enough about statins to not want them. Don't think they make anyone any good.

  • Thanks for all replies. Looks like its a connection as already mooted. About time doctors caught up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Check out :-) He's a favourite on this forum .... I have read both his books.

  • I'm sure I'd read somewhere that statins aren't good for us thyroid folk?

  • Doctors seem to forget their basic medical training. Thyroxine is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein, hence the weight gain when their is not sufficient free thyroxine in circulation

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