hey! and welcome to the gang here!
watch out with the muscle pain. report that to your doc. statins can cause serious side effects regarding your muscles...so if your doc doesn't know about the muscle pain, tell em' STAT!
but yeah!...statins are great. not only for cholesterol, but for soooo many other things too! it really is a wonderful medication is there ever was one! helps with cancers, Alzheimers, heart disease, prostate cancer.... how long have you been on the lipid lowering agents?
if there is evidence of some arthritic condition going on in your neck, inquire about the cox2 meds. they work well for OA of the spine. fish oils and flaxseed like Ducky said people swear by is right. but since you're on ASA treatment and statins, make sure it's OK by the doc first before starting any fish oils...the fish oils can thin the blood further.
there's this cream "FluidJoint" @ Walgreens i bought for joint pain. it's actually one of the better ones i've tried. feels like topical novicane! it freezes the painful area it feels like! helps...doesn't make it go away, but helps.
the best to you! be in touch.
Post Edited (erin kachmar) : 3/7/2006 2:46:21 PM (GMT-7)