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Post by Rog (RJ) » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:54 pm

No. It was "suggested" by the clinical pharmacist at my surgery that I should consider taking them. I don't like taking any medication that is not absolutely necessary.

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Post by teedoubleudee » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:59 pm

I used to take them but after reading so much bad press I told the GP I wasnt going to anymore. I'm still here!
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Post by Brian » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:01 pm

Yeap! I take a 10Mg dose every evening. So far they keep me alive! :o
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Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:09 pm

I was borderline and was given the choice of whether or not I wanted to take them. I decided against doing so - for the time being anyway. R-
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Post by Steve M » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:14 pm

Been on them for nearly 10 years - was just over 6 on the cholesterol scale now down to 4.
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Post by brian1951 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:16 pm

I take them, would not be here if not, tried three types before i got the right one without bad side-effects.

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Post by yelrow » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:04 pm

heather has been taking them for last 16 years. very content

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Post by RFS » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 pm

Been on them for about 7 years - 40mg dose. Never had any side effects and all 6-monthly check-up results show normal or better levels of cholesterol etc.
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Post by Paul-H » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:37 pm

I have been on them for around 10 years never had any of the alleged side effects or any other issues, Cholesterol is under 3.

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Post by IanS » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:12 pm

I've been on them for a few years, I can't remember exactly how many though!

I know we older generation (at least the company I keep) tend to discuss our ailments and medication over a pint or 5 but was surprised to see it raised here...…..

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