Statin: cholesterol lowering drugs
Especially reactions such as neck pain, arthralgia and myalgia
They increased my fibro pain 1000 fold. I stopped taking them. Made my doctor mad but then I just changed my diet to get my cholesterol under control. He stopped pestering me.
I read a research article about how statins mess with CoQ10 and this can have an impact on fibro. I felt justified in stopping it after that. That's my experience.
Yes! Cannot tolerate them at all. Severe leg cramps/ terrible, terrible pain.
I take a low dose of Ezetimibe once daily and Repatha injection once every 2 weeks.The other Statins made my fibro worse. My Total cholesterol was over 250 I take CoQ10 supplement 200mg daily.
I was on statins for 14 years before finally going off them in 2008. This was well before I was ever diagnosed (2019) with Fibro or CFS but as I look back I was having symptoms way back then. Even on a low dose the statins gave me severe muscle cramps and spasms. My blood work always turned out normal so I thought it was just me being out of shape. No matter how much I worked on getting in shape it was still bad. The pain and spasms went away within a month of stopping. I am convinced that the statins had a causative effect on the development of my Fibro/CFS. While my cholesterol has been elevated (total of 225-250 range) ever since, a calcium score CT last year showed no plaque anywhere so the doctor said dont need anything except healthy living. The cardiologist has since felt the cholesterol numbers are fine too. Im sooo glad to have dropped the statins when I did.
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