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Old 09-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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31 and Scared

Hi I am a 31 year old female and have high cholesterol. I have a family history of high cholesterol and heart disease even though I have not been diagnosed with heart disease. I have no other health issues. I am about 40lbs overweight but am working on losing it. I have already lost 20 pounds.

Here are my numbers:
Tri: 162
Cholesterol 281
HDL: 44
LDL: 204

I have been on 40mg of Simvastatin since March. (I was tested in June total Cholesterol was down to 201) In the last few months I have been prone to anxiety attacks, and now depression. I have an appointment next week to talk to my doctor about the depression and anxiety.
My question is does this sound like a normal course of action to diagnose a statin of this high of mg with out giving me an option of diet and exercise. Ther more I read about the statins the more I get scared. Any advice is more than welcome

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