I am a 76 year old male having had two cardio versions and one cardiac ablation. I also had two stents fitted about 3 years ago following a mild heart attack. I had been on various statins for about 5 years with muscular weakening side effects. I decided to take myself off statins (Atorvastatin) in July last year and have been taking Plant Sterols instead. My cholesterol level has dropped from 6.4 to 5.6 over this period, however I still experience upper leg muscle fatigue. I asked my doctor recently how long does it take for the effect of the statins to come out of ones system. He was very vague saying some take less than six month and some more. Presumably it all depends on how long one has been taking them for.
Does anyone have similar experiences or knows how long the effects will last?