Originally Posted by DixieDoodle
I am scared to death of taking Lipitor.
In my opinion... you should be. I wallowed thru 2 years Phavachol... maybe 4but cant recall, 2 years Baychol, and two years Lipitor. They were all nasty with bad side effects. I will never consider statins again.
Sounds like some folks have had luck with omega-3 fish oils and niacin in reducing cholesterol... and some say red yeast rice has helped them without the side effects of statins, although there have been a few to dispute the zero side effect theory of RYR from personal experience.
It's a difficult decision... but I'll take my chances of needing a bypass before considering statins again.
Best of luck.