27 Male, High Cholesterol
Oh no, high Cholesterol at 27, that’s bad is it not?
I have been ill for roughly 3 years, having been posting on and off on the forums during that time ( Mostly in ENT) anyway, recently was treated for a deviated septum which helped with my sinus issues but did not make me feel that much better to be honest.
So to get on topic, I changed Dr and straight away he ordered blood samples, I got the dreaded letter in the post to contact the Dr regarding my recent blood samples. I actually got excited as for the 3 years of looking for the cause of my illness no one had found anything, except for the sinus probs.
So I was told over the phone that my Cholesterol level was at 6 and that I need to get it in around the 4.5 mark. (Excitement gone)
Is this rating high or?
I am really worried, my problem is that the more websites I read the more I worry about heart disease, and the more I convince myself of the symptoms.
I have had 2 x ECG’s over the last few years, one recently (Last 6 months) both were normal. One was at hospital as I had chest pain and left arm pain, Dr put it down to stress rather than heart problem being cause.
I am due back at the nurse I think for more blood tomorrow, then the Dr next week again, is that Cholesterol level dangerous? Should I try for a sooner appointment?
One of my main problems over the last few years was a pressure like headache and pinching type headache among other symptoms of fatigue, pale (Not all the time), and general feeling of ill. Ear pain and pressure, eyes etc etc. A lot of the symptoms were sinus symptoms hence the deviated septum Op.
Now I am worried that all along these symptoms have been heart related, I am heart scared :-)
I have instantly changed my diet. I am not over weight but have the beer belly thing going on, so I guess that doesn’t help, I used to drink quite a lot but have also stopped that. Fast food was always on my menu, and although starting only today, I have stopped that.
Do you think the Dr will send me for more tests, or what questions should I be asking him?
I want to also mention that I seem to have an inflammation problem, this had not been confirmed though, I would like to know if there is a link.
Inflammation and Gingivitis of the Gums (On and off for about 10 years), and obviously the inflammation of the Nose and recurring Sinus infections.
My general feeling of unwell is just getting me down, there are some days I feel great and have good motivation and concentration, and other days I feel sick and just want to sleep or sit like a vegatable. Hopefully the cause is found soon.
All comments welcome