The HeartUK sponsored forum Healthunlocked have posted up a request for members to share with HeartUK their Statin experiences. In their words
“HEART UK are looking for people who are currently prescribed statins and would be happy to share their stories with the charity and the media.
We are looking in particular for people who have been prescribed statins and experienced some side effects, but were able to continue their statin use (perhaps by switching to a different statin or changing their dosage). ”
There were 9 replies so far on the forum. 5 were outright damming in that the posters said they had bad side effects that caused them to drop the use of Statins. In fact only one reported that they had managed to get on with them trouble free, of the other 3 one reported that she had joint and muscle pain but the GP had convinced her that it was Arthritis. Another reported that they had muscle problems but was awaiting reports on whether it was Arthritis. The third was getting calf pains but put that down to the rehab exercises.
Somehow I do not think the media will be getting to hear most of these opinions on statins.