Statins Home › Forums › Living with type one › Statins Tagged: statins, terminal death This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Tim 2 months, 3 weeks ago. Author Posts 13 April, 2018 at 11:58 am #16210 TimKeymaster Now I’ve reached the positively ancient age of 40, I apparently have a much higher risk of terminal death. As a result, every time I go to the hospital for my usual check up I’m offered statins. So far I’ve not bothered with them; but what do you all think? Are statins a sensible, precautionary measure; or pointless, ineffective prevention of a problem that doesn’t exist? 25 April, 2018 at 4:39 am #16229 CecileParticipant I don’t associate statin missiles with precautionary measures: for that you usually pop kidney-cosseting Enalapril bullets, don’t you? (I have, since about 2006) 25 April, 2018 at 8:34 am #16230 TimKeymaster Nope, never even heard of ’em! 26 April, 2018 at 11:05 am #16231 CecileParticipant Pity, ’cause ACE inhibitors (such as Enalapril) are great for maintaining a poker face… 30 April, 2018 at 1:34 pm #16235 TimKeymaster Hmm, I will have an investigate 23 July, 2018 at 8:08 pm #16254 PaulParticipant They’re great if you’re a manufacturer of them.. I’ve refused, the younger docs have more of a problem with this, the older consultants listen to my reasons & are fine with it.. (whilst saying i need to say that the official NHS policy is & are you aware that..) 24 July, 2018 at 9:29 am #16255 TimKeymaster Yeah, that’s pretty much my view. If it ain’t broke and all that… Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.