Quote from starship:Is it possible that muscle pain can increase even if Lovastatin was discontinued one month ago? Lovastatin was taken for 6 months. Thanks.
Yes - it is possible.
I was on Lipitor for 7 years when I was hit with serious muscle pain and weakness. Mine did continue to get a little worse for a month or so after I quit the Lipitor, and it took over 1.5 years before I felt 'normal' again.
CoQ10 is vital for the mitochondria to function properly. And mitochondrial damage takes a while to recover from.
I took 150-200mg CoQ10 daily while I had my problem. I can't proof it is what cured me, or that it sped my recovery, but even the UCSD Statin Study team recommend taking it if you are on statins, and especially if you experience statin-induced muscle pain.
I started with a brand called Q-Sorb. I later switched to Q-Gel - because it is better absorbed and you can take a lower dose. Whichever you take, take it with a little bit of fatty food (like buttered toast) - because it is absorbed better when you eat something fatty.
My advice is to take about 200mg CoQ10 daily - and to be patient. Most people who've been on statins for more than a few weeks take a while to recover.