I read that most people with CKD, particularly early like Stages 3 and 4 should be on statins. My GFR last time was 57, up from 53, and my cholesterol was 6.1. I have already got chronic back pain so don't want statins, My GP is not bothered by my CKD or my cholesterol, in fact he said he wouldn't give me statins with my muscle problems. I'm 68 and have to see a cardiologist for ectopic heartbeats and concerned he'll try to force feed me statins. loads of people I know have suffered horribly on them. I suppose I will have to decide whether I want to go out with a whimper or a bang. Excuse my black humour, sometimes I feel very cynical about all these recommendations.