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Do all statins cause pain all over the body? when i took one

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do all statins cause pain all over the body? when i took one yrs ago, it was awful. now my dr. wants me back on one and im already hurting from arthritis and dont want to add to the pain.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the question.

Statins have myalgia ( muscle pain) as a side effect across the board.

Not everyone on statins will get this side effect and different statins may have different effect on a particular individual.

If you have had myalgia with previous use of a statin it may be worthwhile to discuss starting a different statin with your doctor.

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
all of them can.
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

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