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im on pravastatin have been for roughly 4 months and suffer a real blocked nose which never lets up.ive been taking a nasal spray for relief but am starting to become immune to that now.its very difficult to get a doctors appointment any ideas on how to get relief from this ?  

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    In your situation I would stop the Pravastatin for a few weeks to see if it resolves your blocked nose problem. If it does get your doctor to change the statin, that is if after reading the messages on this board you want to follow the statin route. If it doesn't resolve the issue it's likely something else in which case see your doctor.
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    I agree with Marco.... Give up your statins for a week or two and see if it improves...... Which I think it will as I've been there and done that!  Otrivine worked for a while  - then stopped..eek!

    If you read the rest of the forum here you will discover what we all think of statins the side-effects are not worth it....

    GOOD LUCK .... i look forward to hearing how you get on.


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    Hi Will.  My partner had this too when on statins, got so bad he could hardly breathe at night and his snoring went to unbearable levels.  He's stopped taking the statins mainly because of the muscle issues and his nose has miraculously unblocked - no more nasal spray thankfully and I'm managing to get some sleep as his snoring has reduced considerably.  Not sure what else can be done to alleviate the side effect I'm afraid.
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    Hi Will,

    I have not experienced anything likr that,

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