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Is there any medical treatment available to counteract the effects of prolonged use of statins especially in the leg and arm muscles. I have stopprd taking statins because they caused me severe pains in the arms and legs .I have no pain now but my arms and legs are very weak.
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replied May 11th, 2017

Statins are one of the most common and effective medications used to lower cholesterol. Most have no issues, but some people report muscle pain and weakness while on the drug. These symptoms can be an indication of myopathy and muscle damage.

Muscle damage is typically the most severe at the highest dosage during the first year of its use. In such cases measures to prevent further damage would include – change of the medication (especially if you’ have been taking the drug for less than a year).

Possible recuperative muscle building and strength training exercises can be suggested, after a proper physical examination, when it is determined that the damage is not extensive. Use of high protein diet and antioxidant supplements would also be helpful.

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