Simvastatin - pains before and after I've come off

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I was taken off Simvastatin about two months ago due to have pains in my knees and a feeling of beng sunburnt on my face and back, which seems to have sorted its self out, but now I have the most awful pain in my left , it seems to encompass my entire left shoulder, travel down my arm to my elbow and and make the little finger and second finger along numb and tingly. I didn't have these pains before.

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    Hi Julie,i was on the med for a year. Dont know what to tell you about your new symptoms. I think statins are associated with shoulder issues. Heres where google can come in handy. If it gets worse or keeps up I would go in and get checked . Xx
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    i had the same problem  shoulder knees fingers and hip pain i went of of them they are evil drugs it took 3 months for my shoulder to come right  start taking  turmric  tablets  they are awsome
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    Hi Julie - sorry to read of your pain. I was on statins for two years at highest dose (totally unnecessary).  I developed a text book of ailments that were dismissed. One was pain in my left shoulder and arm, such that I could no longer lie on that side in bed and had difficulty lifting my arm above shoulder height. Having thrown the poison away, one year on I have the occassional ache/pain but it is better than it was.

    You have not said how long you were on statins. Healing will take time. Please think seriously before allowing a doctor to prescribe other statins to you. There are horror stories that make me feel that, although my health was failing badly due to statins, I have escaped relatively well. Good luck for your future.

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    Oh, and I couldn't snap my fingers like I used to. You know, to summon the doctor. wink
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