Been to my GP about my widespread muscle pain and tenderness. My muscles are actually sore to the touch. Started positive by advising bloods to be taken to test for inflammatory conditions eg. polymyalgia and she would check my cholesterol as well. Back for results yesterday. All blood tests normal so doesn't know what's causing it. She is reluctant to believe it may be statin related even though pain has been worse since I increased rosuvastatin to 20mg from 10mg and refuses to change statin as she says it's my consultant at lipid clinic's decision. Basically she has decided pain is postural (!!!) and advises a workplace assessment from occupational health and given a prescription for amitriptyline to help me sleep. I only can't sleep because of the pain. To make matters worse my cholesterol has gone up to 7.9 since starting 20mg rosuvastatin from 7.2 on 10mg! She tried to blame this on Christmas and just ignored me when I said I had eaten, drunk and done nothing different over the festive period as I was working as usual every day. I sat in my car when I left the surgery and burst into tears. I really am about to give up on the medical profession. Not back to lipid clinic until July. AAAAARRRRRRGGGGG!
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