I joined this site after I had two strange lumps appear in under a month. They were red, smooth, slightly raised and a bit under 1cm across. The first lump was diagnosed by a GP as an infected hair follicle and he put me on high-dose ibuprofen to deal with the swelling. The swelling stopped hurting quite as much, but it was still there weeks later.
The second lump appeared on my chest and made it hurt to breathe. I noticed swelling listed on the product information leaflet of my tablets, so I stopped taking my statins until I could see a GP the following week: the swelling went away quickly, but the GP insisted that statins cannot cause such lumps and did not refer me onwards. I'm not sure how much to trust the GP because it seemed like he was just googling my tablets' name, ignoring the leaflet in the box... and I think I should not have admitted that I'd stopped taking the tablets, but how else could I explain why the lumps had gone? Do GPs have much training in FH and statins anyway? I thought that was why I was referred to a specialist.
I've been taking statins for years. I've been taking Simvastatin 80mg nightly for the last couple of years. I suffered rashes and eventually muscle spasms while taking Atorvastatin for years (took the GP a long time to refer me), then had a big bag of problems after taking Rozuvastatin for about a week.
Anyone else had these lumps? Do you feel they were statin-related or not? How should I handle my GP? Should I inform my consultant directly?