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my mother has been on pravachol 10mg. for about 2 years...in the past few months she has been having alot of pain in the thighs and alot of weakness in the legs..since she also has a myriad of progesive back problems (degenritive discs,osteoarthritis,stenosis) her and her doctor are not sure if the statin is causin the problem or if her back and legs are just gettin worse ( she did have leg pain and some weakness prior to starting pravachol but not this bad) .................................................................................................................. doctor took her off statin 3weeks ago..no change in symptoms..my question is how long would it take for somene to know if a statin is causing a problem?..3 weeks? a month? or can negative side effects exsit for longer? btw all her bloodwork shows normal liver enzymes...her and her doctor are both keeping an open mind..any feedback guys? thanks
thanks zip,..she has been taking CoQ10 since she started pravachol...she takes 100mg Q-gel ....
arizona...im sorry if i didnt correctly state the facts..my mother stopped taking pravachol 3 WEEKS ago,not months...she naturally assumes its her back condition gettin worse which is of course very possible, but im just not sure, it seems her thigh pains and leg weakness seemed to get worse rather fast............................................................................she has always takin CoQ10 from day one since she stated taking her statin 2 years ago .......................................................................the doctor said 2 or 3 weeks is enough time to ascess if the pravachol is causing a problem..i disagree but im not sure how long to advise her to stay off it to see if it is causing side effects.........................any suggestions as to how long you would suggest? zip you can jump right in too if you have any thoughts on a time frame..thanks
Wait 6 weeks to be safe.
10 mg Pravachol only lowers her cholesterol about 20%.
How high was her LDL levels, before?