Tag: patient with statin

University professor’s experience with statins

“I am a fifty-eight-year-old man who is slim, physically active, healthy. As is the case with two of my three siblings, the cholesterol in my blood— particularly the one of the not so desirable kind—is moderately elevated. My GP started me on a statin in 2001; atorvastatin (Lipitor) at 10 milligrams per day worked to his complete satisfaction and to mine. Or so I thought. In 2005 I started experiencing paresthesia and joint pain, mostly in the legs and arms. […]