My mother had been taking statins for years and was Type 2 diabetic. She was having extreme muscle pains that made lifting hurt terribly. She runs a daycare so not lifting children up is a major occupational problem. I'm still working on getting her to eat better, I have more work to do there.
But I convinced her to stop her statins and the muscle pains went away. And her mental forgetfulness has gotten better. However her family practice doc is livid that she stopped the statins, told her the pains were just part of getting old anyway. He seems to have made her a personal project to convince her to restart statins, the doc brought has scheduled and rescheduled her to return and get bloodwork done hoping the results will convince her to restart the statins.
Funny thing happened there, her tests now show she is no longer a type II diabetic and doesn't need her insulin. The doc doesn't believe it has to do with her diet change.
Anyway, here is her most recent bloodwork results:
Hemoglobin A1C Rapid: 6.0
Cholesterol: 204 (mg/dl) Tri: 116 (mg/dl) HDL: 45 (mg/dl) Chol/HDL ratio: 4.5 LDL calculated: 136 (mg/dl) Length of fast: 12.0
Aspartate Aminotransferase: 21 (U/L)
Sodium: 140 Potassium: 3.5 Choloride: 104 Bicarbonate: 27
Creatinine Serum: 0.9
What can I tell my mom about these results to help particularly with the cholesterol results?