, rt3, total t4, t3ria, and antibodies). Second, get a vap test and check lp(a), an inherited risk factor for blood fats that can only be corrected with niacin
. Third, all drugs (incl., simvastatin
) have side-effects (e.g., muscle pains). Get the tests done and, depending on outcome, weigh risk vs benefits. If you make a change then repeat vap test in 6-8 weeks.