Hi. So, do you know what the strongest predictor is for someone to have muscle pain when taking a statin? Reading about it as a potential side effect. In studies, it happens less than 5% of the time but in real life, they get more complaints about it and tracked it to people having read about it. I found that really interesting for how the human brain works.
Yes, statin muscle pain is reversible. It usually takes a pretty short time. As little as a week for many.
Remember that Statins help millions and the vast majority of them have little to no side effects. My husband has taken lipitor for 15 years without anything. I mean, literally zero and his cholesterol went right down to normal when he started it. I wouldn't regret starting it as you found out that it is not a right fit for you but that now you need to figure out how to address your cholesterol in other ways. Sometimes a different statin will work without causing the muscle fatigue. OR taking a supplement called coenzyme Q10 along with it (which I'd do if you start another statin) can eradicate that side effect for you. Not every drug will cause the same side effect in a class of drugs. They are all a little different. Otherwise, it's really hard. You can reduce the numbers naturally some of the time if it is not your genetics. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/reduce-cholesterol/art-20045935