Has anyone had a problem with Simvastatin and muscle pain in legs? My GP put me on them for my cholesterol (it is high!), but within a week I was getting pains in my lower legs/feet, I could hardly walk never mind run! I decided to go back to week 1 so that I didn't put too much strain on my muscles, but the pain got so bad that I have stopped taking the tablets,( haven't told GP yet), I am now on wk 3 and the pains are easing off slowly. Has anyone else been successful in using diet and exersize to reduce their cholesterol?. I really love running and don't want to give it up for the sake of a tablet if there is another way!