Just wondering if any of you have experienced any side effects with statins?
My Dad had completed his cardiac rehab programme, bought a cross trainer and was really doing well at exercising, monitoring his heart rate with a fitbit and increasing it as advised. Unfortunately he started to get severe leg pain which required pain relief and turns out this may be due to the atorvastatin. Now the exercise is on hold a week or so and he’s coming up to the big echo which will tell him if his ejection fraction has improved since the heart attack or if it has worsened. We’re all really nervous and it’s so disheartening that he was doing so well. He’s no longer on a statin. Cholesterol even at the time of his heart attack was normal.