Statins are not conducive if we are hypothyroid. Optimal Thyroid Hormones reduce our high cholesterol because cholesterol isn't high due to what we eat but a Clinical Symptom of hypothyroidism. Doctor know no clinical symptoms.
Statins aren't good for us.
When a doctor refers to our blood tests as 'normal' ignore that word. Normal, Fine, or O.K we do not want.
We want 'optimum' which means a TSH of 1 or lower and a Free T4 and Free T3 towards the upper part of the range. Always get a print-out of your results - we are entitled by law and post them. If you don't have them today, put them on a new post.
If your doctor says you are probably going to develop heart disease in 10 years. Yes, I do agree with that but only if you do NOT have optimum thyroid hormones. Optimum thyroid hormones reduce cholesterol levels - why do they not know this?????? Even if you took statins and no optimum thyroid - you still might damage heart.
They try to frighten us with 'heart' 'osteo' but good thyroid hormones will prevent this. A number of researchers have proved that many do better with a T4/T3 hormone replacement than T4 alone.
Also the pharma companies love us because we are given so many 'other' prescriptions for the 'symptoms' rather than optimum thyroid hormones. We are brilliant for expanding their profits.