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Are muscle aches and joint pain a common side effect of simvistation

Posted by grabtaf

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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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