My doctor started me on statins in the spring of 2004 after my MI in January of the same year. I asked him why, and his answer was because I needed to take it to protect my heart. My cholesterol was high, but considered borderline. We read at cardiac rehab that doctors in the Kalamazoo area were beginning to add statins to their heart patients regime because that research had shown that it had reduced the risk of MI's in people who had already had them.
I'm going to mention the pain in my knees lately. The difficulty in walking could be from arhthritis, plus my weight, but it just seemed to start getting very bad the past couple of months. I'm glad I read this string again.
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel