Hi all, I am currently taking 40mgs of atorvastatin, after a year of 80mgs following a heart attack and stenting. Unfortunately, I also have osteoarthritis, and recently I have noticed the pain in my Rt knee has been increasing to such a level that I now find just walking an effort. I have also recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic HbA1 level 43. Prior to taking statins this was down at 38.
I know statins are renown for inducing diabetes, and may ask for a reassessment on this point in the near future, but I am not aware of any links to exacerbation of joint pain/osteoarthritis - is this a known S/E of statins?
Thanks in advance guys