I was prescribed 80mg of atrovastatin because I have high cholesterol and severe damage to the iliac arteries. I was given the tablets prior to my diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism and had been dutifully taking them until I read that my cholesterol level would like decrease without the use of statins once my thyroid was under control.
When I told my doctor yesterday that I had stopped taking the statins because I’d read that once my thyroid was properly medicated my cholesterol would likely come down. She looked at me like I was crazy and insisted this was nonsense and I needed to start taking them again ASAP!
I’ve read so many horror stories about statins that I’m not sure what to do for the best, I’d appreciate any advice from anyone with any knowledge please? 😜