I began having chest pains that grew worse over several weeks. They weren't sharp pains, just uncomfortable. I remembered the pains I developed with Lipitor a couple of years ago. So I quit the Simvastatin and got immediate relief. No more pains. It seems that I can take statins for about 4-6 months, then the pains begin. I'm going to speak with my doctor about trying Niacin. Hopefully I can continue keep my cholestol under 200 with it.
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