My husband is a Physical education teacher and has been taking Health education classes for the last three years to further his education. In his latest text, and we all know that health education information is constantly being revised, he discovered that a healthy person, not at high risk for heart disease, and whose total cholesterol level is in the normal range (200 mg/dL) should have an HDL, level of more than 35 mg/dL, and an LDL, level of less than 130 mg/dL in order to minimize the risk of heart disease. According to the NHLBI the triglyceride level below 200 mg/dL , is considered to be normal.
We have reviewed his blood work papers as far back as 2005 and his was always within the normal range, stated above. He is not obese but does have a family history of high blood pressure. Our family doctor started him on Crestor nearly two years ago and it is killing our sex life. He gave him a sample of Cialis and an Rx for it but, he discarded it. (of which I am glad) This is the last thing he wants is more medication.
My question is has anyone every came off of Crestor, with the advice from a doctor, without side effects? If there are consequences to this, I'd also like to know. Thanks ahead of time and I am appreciative that this site is here!