Quit my statin today

I quit taking my statin today. Statins are a drug class used to treat high cholesterol. They have a lot of unpleasant side effects, such as systemic joint pain and making you feel like you have a cold or the flu all the time. My psychiatrist told me to stop taking it until I see y primary care doctor in mid-December, both because it’s negatively affecting my mental health and because we want to see if the lab work shows that I still need to be on it. The thing is that I would exercise more if I didn’t feel so crummy all the time. And exercise helps to control cholesterol and mental wellbeing! So we’re going to see how it goes. I need to lose a lot of weight, and I need to be able to exercise in order to do that. I want to start NOW. TODAY. And this is the first step for me. I might not live to be 100 years old, but you never know… No matter how long I live, I want to live fit and climb! It starts today! Hoorah!

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