I have GPA which affected both my lungs and kidneys but is now in remission and my lungs are fine and kidneys have recovered most of their normal function. My blood results are regularly good except that I have slightly raised cholesterol levels and doctors have suggested I go onto statins because there is evidence that patients with kidney disease who have raised cholesterol levels and take statins have improved outcomes. On the face of it taking statins seems like the best thing to do. On the other hand statins can have side effects which might add to the side effects of immune-supressant medication (azathioprine) which I regularly take and the effects of the illness itself - fatigue etc. Also it seems clear that the medical authorities have recently moved the goalposts with regard to statins, they have become cheaper and (probably not a coincidence) the threshold for what is considered high cholesterol has been lowered.
Has anyone else had experience of being recommended or taking statins for GPA or any other form of vasculitis?