I hear the arguments for and against statins. I understand the medical concern that many people who should be taking the tablet are not....and I am one of them.
A few years ago my doctor told me about this wonderful new pill...it sounded wonderful so I took it!
A month later I stopped taking it.
I had had a month of pain. Standing up hurt. Sitting down hurt. Walking anywhere hurt. Lying in bed hurt!
I had not then heard the arguments and had no idea what was causing the pain but I thought it was probably worth not taking the tablet for a couple of days to see what happened.
No more pain....I was back to the reasonably fit women I had been!
So I didn't take any more......explaining to my doctor the reason why I was not asking for a repeat prescription.
He nodded gravely...he had obviously heard all this before...
I have listened to several arguments in favour of us all taking the tablet but there are other ways of keeping cholesterol down...
My diet now is mostly fish and seafood and I don't think I am in real danger....but even if I was the penalty of being in pain for the rest of my life is definitely a step too far!
Being an old woman is bad enough....without living all my days unwilling to move because it hurts...
I say again...old age is not for wimps!
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