Discussions that mention pravachol

High Cholesterol board


No, my understanding is that once you are on statins which is what all these cholesteral drugs are you are on them for life. I have been told that for some reason a person can take one and not another and for another person the reverse but that Lipitor is one of the hardest to take. I think it is trial and error. Pravachol was the first, I think. I have Zocor to try but am waiting for another test before I try anything new. Nothing to do with cholesterol. Another thing your Dr. should consider is low thyroid because that definetly is a contributing factor to high cholesteral. So if that has not been check perhaps you should have a TSH, T3 and T4. Get them all cause sometimes one might be off base because of error. When I got the TSh I was off the charts. 2 months later I had them all and it proved the first test was entirely wrong. So I recommend as a check and balance to have them all. It is just a blood test. Good luck. I know it is a worry but it is so common to have problems with these muscle pains that I think I would be willing to go off for 2 weeks and see if they stopped. It is probably aggravating your fibromyalgia. :wave: