I had a heart attack a little over a three years ago and I had two stents fitted and I was put on Atorvastatin, Ramipril, Bisoprolol Fumarate as well as asperin (and something to neutralise the asperin).
The first thing I noticed after a short time had passed was that I had difficulty concentrating, not good if you're a writer like myself!
At first I put it down to the effects of the heart attack, but now, three years later and no change, I'm getting very fed up and angry. These drugs are ruining my life! I can't function properly.
So, about two months ago I stopped the Atorvastatin and immediately felt a lot better. No more weird muscle and joint pains that come and go without apparent cause. Better still, my brain feels clearer but I have no idea whether it's actually because I stopped taking the statins.
In any case, I reviewed the 'side effects' of the other drugs I'm taking and noticed that Ramipril, under the heading, 'Other side effects reported', it says, 'Difficulty Concentrating'! This is also reported to be one of the 'side effects' of statins (it turns your brain to mush!).
I'm at a loss as to what to do. There's no point asking my GP as they're all in the corporate loop. But perhaps others here have had similar experiences?