A lot of negative things are said on this site about taking statins. I blame myself for not having added to the discussion before as the positive side of statins is hardly ever discussed. Statins were not available for my Mother and she died at seventy. I am sure if they had been available she would have taken them. I feel sad that she never had the choice and may have lived longer taking statins. I have taken them for years and am now seven years older than the age my Mother had her first heart attack. I have never had a problem taking statins. I can't be the only one can I ?