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Having severe back and leg pain when I stad and can barely walk.  Could this be the pravastatin?
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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. Yes, muscle and joint aches is a common side effect of statins, so ask your doctor regarding this. However, the pain could also be due to pinched lumbar spinal nerves in lower back and due to sciatica.  Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Hi, I have experienced the same.
Have been on prevastatin for 3 years, and it got worse n worse.
Blood test yesterday for routine 6 month check up. Doctor called at 8 a.m. today and wanted me In for appt. Went this afternoon, and he told me to immediately stop the prevastatin, he was alarmed at the high x7 creatine level in the test. He told me wait 5 days not taking it, call me let me know how you feel and 5th day new blood test. He explained that prevastatin is causing me severe muscle waste.
I explained over the last 4 months, my fatigue and pain in muscles and joints is worsening, and unbearable. He stated new tests show that statins, especially prevastatin is causing some, and in my case irreversible muscle damage and waste. These side effects we are experiencing are also those of MS patients with lesion 2 expansion in spinal cord vertabrae. I will keep you posted on next Tuesday blood test. But he is good doctor,  I trust him, and I see his concern on his face....stop taking it!!
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