Hello everyone! This is my first post in D & S. I know you guys aren't doctors, but I just wanted some general opinions. So I've been trying to do my own research online on statins and how to lower cholesterol. I keep coming across contradictions, even is sources that should be reputable can't seem to agree on all the details. I got my cholesterol taken when I was 18. I was around 180lbs (I'm almost 6'1) at the time and my cholesterol was in the 320s. I didn't do anything about it, didn't give it much thought (which was stupid). I ended up in the hospital a little over a year ago and they took my cholesterol and it was 324. I was aged 24 then and weighed around 215. The doctor convinced me to take a statin and told me there was nothing I could do to lower it. My HDL was like 26. I took the statin for awhile and I'm assuming it worked because when I got blood work done, no one bothered to call me back. Not long after I was in the hospital my weight ballooned up. I got all the way up to 280lbs. Now I'm losing weight (down to the 240s, my goal is to be back in the 180s). I haven't been taking the statin every day like I should. Have any of you guys lowered your cholesterol naturally? How did you do it? Am I doomed to take this pill the rest of my life? I've also seen some stuff on statins being linked to blood sugar issues if you're at risk (which I have to assume I am right now due to weight). Anyways sorry if this was a rambling post. Just looking for opinions and experiences.