severe leg pain

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I am in severe pain at the moment. I have been taking statins for about 3 months. For the last week I have had pain in my right calf. Felt like a trapped nerve but now the pain is excruciating. Didn't take a statin last night and won't be taking any more. Will try to get an appointment with my Doctor but that usually takes 3 weeks, so will have to go to hospital I think. :cry: :cry:

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    found a very early post here that said anti-histimine helped (for allergies)

    Took one straight away and symptons eased within half an hour. Still need to see doctor but will keep taking Clarityn for now.

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    Just stay off them. My life with them was a nightmare. Leg pain was excruciating. Don't take them and you will get better. Stay on them and you will feel about 90.
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    thanks for the support Lady Frances.

    I haven't improved yet. Went to Doc. yesterday. He took a blood test to see if I'd had an allergic reaction to the drug. No help or suggestions to ease the pain though - other than stay off the pills! still in excruciating pain - hope to goodness this gets better, otherwise I'll be jumping off a building!!!

    IS THIS A CLINICAL TRIAL DO YOU THINK??!!

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    In reply to pollyc - just had hol in Oz - didn't take my simvastatin with me - had to take loads of anti-histamines because of mossie bites - and my pains were almost nil! I thought it was because I had laid off the sims -maybe not eh? I am trialling not taking sims now home because pains were excrutiating after one week back on them - things are improving but pains disappear and swollen lumpy foot is near normal if I take an anti-histamine so thanks for the info!!
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    Hey Ivc. Great to hear that! I have been to the docs. He pulled a face when I told him I had taken an anti-histamine and said he couldn't see how they would have any effect. But they have definately worked for me. I still have the pains but not nearly as severe. Your brave to go back onto Simvastatin - I won't be taking any more!!!
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    I was put on Simvastatin because of rising cholesterol (which, I believe, was due to Methotrexate - prescribed for psoraisis and psoriatic arthritis). Within 2 weeks of taking 40mg per day, I was getting severe pain in my legs and ankles - so took myself off again. I also took myself off Methotrexate after 6 months because it was causing liver and gall bladder problems. So here I am, six months on, with symptoms I have never experienced before. I wish I had listened to my sixth sense and stayed off all medication to begin with!!
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