I have been taking statins for nearly 3 months now. My cholesterol was really high due to it being the familial sort. I had no idea it was in the family - even the younger members who are very healthy and do marathons ! Its been okay but every now and then I get a very unpleasant pain in my stomach and above. Its like trapped wind and stops me in my tracks. It comes on at night and takes a while to calm down. I already take Ranitidine as I am prone to indigestion. Last night was awful , I got up and had some milk , walked around a bit and eventually it calmed down. Anyone else get this . I keep a note of when it happens and I had the same situation about a month ago ! I eat alot more carefully now . I take Atorvastatin . Thanks !