Hi. I am hypothyroid and have been on levothyroxine for almost a year. I also am a cholesterol producer. I usually hover around 200. My cholesterol was I think around 330 when I discovered I was hypothyroid. I knew the 2 had to be connected because my diet hadn't changed. With thyroid medication the cholesterol has come down to hover at 250. My doc keeps trying to get me to take prevastatin, I am on a bunch of meds already for all my "conditions", this one has side effects that can be serious. I have numerous muscle issues already. I took the prevestatin and the next day had burning pain in my thighs , front and back and my backside"butt". Has anyone here had the muscle pain reaction to a statin drug. Is a burning pain and ache one of the symptoms you had?
Hi, I was on Lipator for about 15 years due to high cholestrol. March of 2012 I developed severe muscle aches all over my body. It felt like my muscles were knotting. My doctor immediately took me off the drug and things got better real fast. I still had swollen joints and they tested my ANA which came back positive. But they did blame most of my muscle pain from Lipator. I am currently not on anything for HC but I do need it. My body produces a lot of cholestrol. My answer is yes, you can.
I have burning pain in my proximal muscles upon exertion of them. It was not known the cause of my myositis although years prior to diagnosis I used a medication to lower my cholestrol. I was not aware of muscle side effects at the time...I wish I was. Just my opinion, but if the cholestrol med caused muscle symptoms, I'd be cautious.
Best wishes as u advocate for your health.
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I've been on pravastatin for several years, not aware of the side effect of muscle pain. During my last visit to my primary care doc, I mentioned again the severe thigh pain especially at night. I complained about it before and doctor said I would have a lot of pain with my fibro. One year later she said that statins could cause this type of pain. Told me if I wanted to quit taking it that it could take up to 6 weeks to leave your system before you would know if this is the cause. The pain is worse some days than others and the last few days its not so bad. Since I take one every day, I figured if it was caused by statins that it should hurt everyday???Does anyone know if that is the case? I'm definately considering discontinuing these to see what happens.