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  • Posted By: debbie1169
  • March 13, 2007
  • 07:59 PM

Please can someone help me. I am a 65 year old woman. My problems started back in August 2006. I had a TIA, i had further tests and was told I was fine. I am on Cholestrol lowering tablets and blood thinners now and was doing ok until Xmas time. Now I can hardly get out of bed, I have muscle aches and terrible leg cramps, weakness, dizziness, faintness, tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss. The Doctors cannot find what is wrong,...Thyroid checks, diabetes, etc etc. The lot. I am at a loss. I cannot live like this.

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  • If you are taking a statin to lower your blood cholesterol this might be causing the problem. There have been a lot of side effects reported for these drugs and muscle weakness and cramps is one of the major ones. Your doctor should have known about this and you must speak to him/her again as soon as possible. There is a lot of information about statins on the internet which is worth checking meanwhile.
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