I'm brand new and looking for answers. I never smoked, I worked out, and kept my weight down. My cholesterol numbers were pretty normal. Even so, 15 years ago I developed full body RA and had a heart attack at 46 (on my daughter's 2nd birthday). My doc put me on Plavix, Metropralol, Ramipril, and 20 mg Lipitor/atorvastatin. The heart attack was a shock and I had some initial anxiety/PTSD over it, but with some counseling my life resolved. For 15 years I have been as active as my RA will let me with no cardiac symptoms or anxiety to speak of. Also no muscle pain. I exercise and walk 5-10 miles a day. In December a stress echo revealed another blockage and I had another stent placement. My doctor upped my Atorvastatin to 80mg and also prescribed Brilinta. About a month out from my procedure I started feeling very anxious off and on throughout the day seemingly out of the blue and have had trouble sleeping, which I've never had a problem with. I'm trying to determine if going from 20mg to 80mg Atorvastatin is contributing to my anxiety. It makes it very difficult to stay focused, especially at work. And I have no appetite. I also wonder about the Brilinta. Anyway, I'm grasping at straws. I want my old life back. Has anyone experienced anxiety and insomnia on high dose Atorvastatin? I'm considering dropping back to 20 mg Atorvastatin just to see if it makes a difference. Thanks.