I haven't a cholesterol problem but did have a stroke last year due to atrial fibrillation ( a heart arrithymia). The stroke consultant wanted me to take statins as a preventative measure.As the year has progressed I've started to get very stiff in all muscles and joints,particularly in my legs with quite a degree of pain. It all came to a head about a month ago when I tripped up ,fell over and couldn't get up off the floor by myself .Then after a bath I found I had no idea how I could get out, my legs had no strength in them and it was painful to move.I saw my G.P. And we decided to stop the statins to see if that helped . It is now 3 weeks later and each day I am much better than the day before.I have been walking a very short distance to start with up until today when I've managed 5 miles.The pain has almost gone and my joints and muscles are almost back to normal.I know that there are side effects to statins but has anyone else experienced similar results?