I take Lipitor. Initially I had experienced some muscle ache but no longer.
I have had pain in one shoulder off and on since I was put on Lipitor. About a year ago. It comes and goes. I train pretty heavy. The doc says it’s not due to the Lipitor. I’m not so sure.
My cardiologist switched me from Pravachol to Crestor last November. Initially my tolerance was ok and numbers were great. However . . . over the five months I took Crestor before dumping it and going back to Pravachol, I developed two rather serious problems. One was a very painful myalgia in my right foot and both elbows. The second problem was a progressively worsening case of erectile dysfunction. When I realized that both problems started with my switch to Crestor, my regular doctor suggested going off statins for a week to 10 days to see what happens. The foot and elbow pain abated - it took 5 weeks for it to completely go away. Only tnen did I realize how painful it actually was.
I do not seem to have the same problem with Pravachol. My erectile dysfunction did not get better. I am now on Testesterone replacement - Testim Gel - and hoping that in time it will improve.
My cardiologist also told me that the myalgia could not be caused by Crestor . . . and the lipid tests were completely normal. Hogwash.
I’m a confirmed 67 year young cardio junkie and workoutaholic since my heart attacks and stent implant almost 5 years ago. It is wonderful to be able to do a workout without worrying about the nagging pain in my foot and elbows.
No one seems to be able to explain the selective nature of muscle pain with statins, but I have no doubt what caused mine.
Best of luck to you.