My cholesterol is slightly high, always has been. Its genetic since my fathers cholesterol has always been high. He's in his seventies now, no cardio vascular issues. None of my family has had cardio issues except my grandfather because he smoked.
Like I have mentioned before, I failed my stress test but in the end the findings were normal. At first I thought they weren't but when they were explained in detail to me, they turned out to be fine.
I have completely changed my lifestyle in the past two years to a healthier one. I dropped my weight from 268 down to 190, which is what I am now and I'm still loosing. My A1C is normal and my fasting sugar is down in the 90's now. My blood pressure also has gone down to the teens rather than the 130's it was before. I'm just still a little out of shape because I have lived a mostly sedentary lifestyle until now. I have incorporated exercise to my diet change.
Still, my doctor has recommended a statin for my cholesterol. I haven't really rigidly worked on my cholesterol yet. I keep thinking that I can get it under control on my own or even if it remains a little high, my new healthier lifestyle and no other risk factors for heart disease should be enough to let it be.
I don't want to be on a statin for the rest of my life, which is exactly what will occur since my cholesterol will return to a high level once I'm taken off of it. I know because I was in a statin many years ago and that's exactly what occurred so I stopped taking it. Worse it was a recalled medication that killed people but luckily it didn't effect me. I'm traumatized now.
I don't want to take this med. What do you guys think I should do about this?