thirdcrank wrote:Mick F wrote: ... Pregnant?
What are the symptoms? ...
Eating for two, a growing bulge in front, feeling rough in the morning, ....
I thought that was beer
Mick F wrote:My BP has always been a little high. I have my own BP monitor bought from Lidl's a couple of years ago.
Sitting here digesting a big breakfast it's 134 over 82.
then add this to the mix. I gave up alcohol completely a bit over 10 years ago. I didn't mean to, I just gave it up for a bit then discovered I'd lost my taste for it - it all tastes like medicine to me now. The first effect of this was my blood pressure dropped 10 points over the following month or two. So maybe if your blood pressure is high, that's a good place to start.531colin wrote:Mick..
I know from personal experience that headache, nosebleeds, legs like lead, and feeling permanently knackered are all symptoms of high blood pressure.
Modern blood pressure medication is fantastic, I feel better now than I did 20 or so years ago when my high blood pressure started......at that time I was riding to work every day, often the long hilly way round, and I was fit.
It seems you have a good relationship with your GP, it would be worth a visit just to check your BP and other symptoms.
I don't suppose doing without statins for a month will do any measurable damage, but as you know familial hypercholesterolaemia is not a condition to be taken lightly.....add in high blood pressure and its a death sentence......(sorry to be blunt, but its true)
bigjim wrote:And to confuse the issue
“The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) does not recommend the use of target levels of cholesterol for people taking statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. ...