In February 2011 I had a heart attack and was prescribed 40mg of Simvastatin. Within weeks I began to have pain in my arm muscles. I started researching, read of the many people suffering side effects, went to see my doctor and stopped them. She did not, oddly enough, try to persuade me against doing so. Life continued on but I began to lose weight which I thought was great. By the next February I had lost 2 and a half stone. Still had no concerns untiI I went to Australia and lost half a stone in a month. Returned to the UK and still losing weight had a bad fall and so began the next stage, a tight band under my boobs and allergic reactions to a range of foods,sugar(the main one) potatoes, fruit, milk and anything it would seem with fibre. Meat ok, vegetables ok but I'm still finding out. My reactions to the bad ones are dreadful fatigue, fuzzy brain, memory problems, bloating and tightening of the band with the sensation travelling up my back. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with IBS, no medication. I knew it wasn't IBS. Thankfully I have no pain. I stopped all medication and now take CQ10, multivitamins,magnesium, and fish oils.Whether the reaction to food is linked with the statins I don't know but I am now nine stone. The strange thing is for years I was plagued with indigestion, now I don't get it.
I'm thinking of suing.