so many pertinent points to consider if you are on statins. dont talk to doctor or he may be getting a cut of the profits. do your own research or find a doctor that is ethical.
good discussion too on facebook
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zamale wrote: I get called paranoid on things frequently and labelled worry wort, I now trust my inner paranoia.
I've always wondered why when i read side effects on leaflets, one to mind now is hormone cream which is topical. When i discuss this with a gp they just blow it right off.
I know I'm going to have a struggle with my gp or any I encounter regards to my cholesterol, because I am .4 out of the so called safe bracket for cholesterol and I DO NOT want to take lipitor or any statin at all.
What can i go at them with, any thing to say to them, to make them respect my wishes. I feel brow beaten with gp and the like. They went to uni, I didn't. But I'm not stupid either.
GMH wrote: Well here I am, sitting waiting for my blood to be taken. This is after seeing a new doctor who, when I mentioned fasting, said "Well we wouldn't recommend that!". This was after she had grilled me over my choice of thyroid meds...as if I wa a fruity freak...then took my BP 159/101!!! It was 137/74 a few days ago. Now I am having tests and have to go back for results..this will be stressful! My cholesterol was 6.9 last time - thankfully that Dr wasn't concerned. This new one has Dr God syndrome. I watched the program with interest and i realised these Drs don't have a clue. They spend all day selling antibiotics to people, seeing kids with colds, have medical degrees 20 yrs+ old and go home and drink wine rather than update their medical knowledge. I find that trying to find a good doctor horrendous. I actually saw my old Dr when I was in Perth on holiday, cos he is so good. I am after a wellness doctor, not a sickness doctor.
CreakyPete wrote: GMH: After three successive BP readings in the 150+/90+ region at doctor's and surgeon's surgeries I caved in and bought a home machine (Omron MT10 IT) which has since reliably confirmed that my average BP is somewhere in the region of 120/70.
I can't understand why sitting in the presence of a health professional should make such a difference but it certainly does for me...
JM53 wrote: Someone had a link to an article by this blogger. He's a Canadian doctor trained at Stanford and Johns Hopkins in the US. There is extensive info on cholesterol that I intend to read before deciding what to do. It is an 11 part series.
http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the- ... rol-part-i
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