My journey so far..
Any particular reason you stopped taking the statins? No point being worried by anything until you've found out all the facts - i.e. real medical advice (not on a forum!). HRs are individual and you can't really tell that much from them (max or min).
you need to get to a doctor about the pain in your chest asap I would say - could be muscular but given your history it could be something more serious. Only a doctor can tell you that by examining you. Don't want to make you panic - but if you can see a doctor this weekend (out of hours GP/walk in centre) then do so rather than waiting till Monday.
Loads of different statins available - some are cheaper and more often prescribed (for NHS economics) - you should, if you haven't already, look into alternative molecules. It took my mother a long time to find the one that didn't give the side-effects and a swap of GP to one prepared to help find the right one - everyone reacts differently to different ones. There's an argument that the health of the nation would be significantly improved if we were all on prophylactic statins regardless of current cholesterol levels.
Always worth getting checked out out with chest pain - I've had it loads, but always turned out to be intercostal cramps - felt like a electric/shock/knife for a second or two - but it might not have been.
good to hear you are getting checked out and it is wise not to do any more exercise until you have a seen a dr
I am not sure what the 7 min cardio thing is you are talking about
getting quicker is something that comes with time, you will speed up as you lose weight. It is better when running to build up longer slow runs to start with before trying to get any specific speedwork in. 5k in 29 mins is pretty good
well done on the weight loss so far, keep focusing on the diet for weight loss
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