Completely out of the blue, February 2017 whisked in with cascade angina. It took two blood tests to eventually find trace indicators of heart attack. Two stents fitted. On discharge told my heart valves were strong. Now on Atorvastatin 40mg, Ramipril 2.5mg, Bisoprolol 1.5mg and Aspirin 75mg. Nearly three years on I’m now convinced that the meds are my biggest problem. I have almost constant muscle pain and cramping. Bouts of tiredness sometimes bordering on exhaustion. I exercise pretty well daily, cardio and resistance work, but don’t feel I’m improving. I understand the statin I’m on is one of the most potent, and it has successfully dropped my LDL to well below 2. I’m seeing my GP to see if I need to be on it, or if I can switch to something less potent or a lower dose. Prior to the episode, I had no history in the family of heart disease, exercised regularly and stayed active even after retirement. I’ve never smoked, and only ever drank moderately, no history of high blood pressure, also not overweight. So overall almost boringly healthy.
Any useful comments welcomed. Cheers.