I’m sorry for this horrible experience you’ve had! I don’t understand why a doctor would prescribe a cholesterol med for ‘preventative’ measures…..and if you have slightly elevated cholesterol levels, would it not be prudent for him/her to suggest some dietary and lifestyle changes instead? I’m also disturbed by the idea that your healthcare provider wants you to take medications for your symptoms of depression before you get checked out. You sound like a wise person with great instincts, and from everything you’ve written, I can tell that you will be a good advocate for yourself, which is very important these days. Please keep us posted – you’re following your own wise mind on this and getting to the bottom of the issues, which is the right thing to do.
Let me also say I am very sorry about
your mother’s stroke. I hope things will get better soon.
Moderator, Depression Forum
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