After a lifetime of perfect blood pressure and pristine lipid panels, I suddenly find myself now besieged by hypertension and hyperlipidemia. General doc wants to start statins. I'm leery because I remember something I read here about avoiding certain ones. A quick search showed me mostly results about imatinib interaction. I'm on dasatinib (10 years). Also, I've been put on Losartan for hypertension and I read here that I should be on a different ARB, Candesartan. Is this true? My general practitioner is pretty much just a checker of online interaction sites and reading the drug package inserts. She doesn't have any other CML patients. Can't seem to interest her in trying to do more research. I will ask my onc, but I'll bet I have better luck with the info here. Please help me make these decisions!
Another thing: Does anyone think I'm crazy for wondering if taking dasatinib for 10 years has given me cardiovascular disease? I have never smoked, have no family history, am a little overweight but not obese, no diabetes. I'm 69 and I NEVER had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before I started taking dasatinib. Am I nuts? Or not?