I'm a couple of months off 70 and being a diabetic was prescribed statin drugs to correct a reasonably high Cholesterol reading. I started getting pain around two years ago, in my arms and shoulders, so one of the doctors put me on Brufen retard 800. I thought that would fix a bit of the problem. It didn't so as the pain was still there I researched about statin drugs. I cut them out about July last year. Anyway the pain started to get a bit worse around October last year and I got a whole lot of stuff pushed at me. Don't know the name of half the stuff. Tramadol was one. My doctor had been away on maternity leave. About mid January I was in so much pain I couldn't move and had to be helped to the toilet, spoon fed like a baby. When I heard she was back from leave I went to see her, and I'm glad I did. She listened to my symptoms the made a life changing decision for me. "Throw away your pain killers, they are not killing the pain, they are killing you. Keep off the statins too" She put me on a course of prednisone. I was leaping around like a 30 year old. I had Polymyalgia Rhuematica, what a pain. I'm back driving trucks again, although only part time. My cholesterol is a bit high but there is no way I am going back on statins.