I had a heart attack in early January when trail mountain biking and was prescribed Atorvastatin @ 80mg by the Cardio Rehab Team. I seemed to be OK on these in the short term, but then became very fatigued, lost my appetite and finally developed itches all over my body. This was eventually diagnosed by my GP following a blood test as liver dis-function (I think the Health Professionals initially thought it was my heart) and the GP took me off the offending statin.
This episode resulted in the cancellation of a PCI in early July and investigations followed to determine if my low iron levels were a sign of some inner bleeding. I've had an endoscope and am having a scan on my lower intestines shortly. I understand my iron levels are now back up to normal levels.
My PCI has been re-scheduled for mid October, but the whole episode was very tedious and frustrating. I am now back on Rosuvastatin @ 5mg with no side effects to-date. My initial cholesterol was 7.8 which reduced to 6.1 by July and my GP wants it down to circa 5.