Both my mother and i had severe reactions to statins. My mother was worse. I think it may have happened regardless of the fibro though as i know ststins are not for everyone. After much discussion my doc has allowed me to go without them until i'm in my forties. (there is a family history of heart disesae etc)
If you do take them it's worth noting that the pain is caused by the muscle fibres weakening from the cholesterol breaking down- you have cholesterol in every cell in your body- it's not all bad.
Co Enzyme Q10 is said to combat this, i work in a chemist and this is what we recommened to go alond with statins, I always think it'ss the drug companies who do this research tho, so you know where i'm coming from.
Weigh up the pros and cons of taking it. If your cholesterol is very high then maybe you should give it a try, there's nothing to loose, esp if your doc thinks you need them.
Mine was 7.2 on my last test. I do regular exercise, eat a strict diet and take lecithin granules, Benecol(yogurt drink), Co Q10 and a herd called glode artechoke. It helps to stabilize it, i think. It was just high on the last test as i was eating a lot of rubbish during a bad spell.
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BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.