Got the bloodwork back yesterday. CK was elevated (no fooling, I was twice as sore than normal from any workout) but cholesterol & triglycerides were reduced. Dr. wanted to change to different statin (a 3rd try) and add an additional drug to reduce CK levels. I vetoed that idea.
Since I’ve changed my diet (no alcohol, no processed food, extremely limited dairy, extremely limited grains) and upped my exercise, I wanted to see what my numbers are when I’m off all statins. I also complained about some of the side effects of the Benicar, so the Dr. suggested 1/2 dose. Again, I vetoed opting to drop all meds to get my baseline reset. I’ll be getting bloodwork done again in about 2 months.