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    LUPUS & STATINS (severe muscle pain & weakness)
    geo07 posted:
    As I sit here this evening with a splitting headache, total severe muscle pain from the top of my head down my neck and down my spine to my thighs, I wonder if the statin I finally gave in to is causing this horrific pain. I'm now taking Crestor two times a week only at a low dose of 20 mgs. I've been on it for about three weeks now, had some muscle pain more than usual from the lupus, but tolerable until today. It's difficult typing this, but thought where else would I get good advice. Even writing is difficult because my arms get so weak. I have a low grade fever (my temp is usually 95.8 and it has been 99 all day, chills, and the severe muscle pain, plus nausea. I'm scared thinking it might be the statin catching up with me. Read terrible things about them.

    Initially my doctor put me on a different one daily, 40 mgs. I was in such excruciating pain, I threw them out after a month. My biggest problem is inflammation. My LDL goes up off and on, but it's mainly high inflammation. I eat well, walk when I can for exercise, and rarely eat sugar, salt, junk foods, white products or wheat. Just on two Crestors a week at 20 mgs, my cholesterol went from 215 to 145, and my LDL is down to 70 from 135. I sure need them but not if they are going to cause me this kind of pain.

    Any comments, suggestions, ideas, any help would be so greatly appreciated, please. Thank you so much. I wish you all a pain-free week. Geo

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