I had been on statins for 12 years and asked to stop taking them as I felt so I'll with muscle aches etc. The doctors agreed for me to stop and to have a blood test after 6 months but warned the muscle aches could be irreversible. I can't say I feel much better and after having the blood test last week I have been called back to the doctors to talk about my levels. My problem is do I go back on the statins and risk feeling worse? Are statins right for me? I am a 61 year old woman with a family history of heart problems. However I have read lots about statins making no difference for post menopausal women.