I have mega Cholesterol and Triglycerides, both hit the 11's recently. In the last decade I have been tried on 4 different Statins, but unfortunately I produce a lot of Creatine Kinase (CK), which causes cramps and muscle problems, and the Statin make it much worse.
Resuvastatin is meant to be the newest 'cleanest' ( and most expensive) on the market, and my target dose should be the max of 40mg per day. But for safety sake, I was started on only 5mg daily. And bloods after 4 weeks.
The test results came back showing an improvement to the blood fats, but a CK of 500+ (target is below 175) which prompted my GP to call me and take me off them.
However a few days later I went to Guys and the nurse specialist told me to go back on at a reduced dose of only 5mg once a week. And not to come off unless the CK hits nearer 1500. ( This goes against all previous advice for CK levels, and is frankly a bit scary )
But my question is? : Does anyone else know of a Statin working at so low a dose?