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Has anyone had heart palpations after taking Pravastatin?

I'm 55 and have high cholesterol.  In early September, I was prescribed a statin for the first time, 40 mg of Pravastatin, to be taken at night.  After 2 weeks, I started having muscle pain/weakness in my legs but for the first time in my life had very odd heart palpatations after lying down in bed for about 10 minutes when I was first trying to sleep.  I stopped taking the Pravastatin after about 1 month.  I've been off of it now for about 3 weeks and am still having the palpitations but only after lying down in bed when I try to go to sleep.  I've never experienced anyt type of heart palpitations befroe.  They have lasted a few seconds but are scary and I felt like I would stop breathing if i didn't move.  Anyone else had these after taking Statins?  Any suggestions on how to stop them and how long did it take for them to stop after no longer using the Statins? I mentioned them to my doctor and he said to discontinue the statins but did not seem to considered about the palpitations, but I might be going back soon if they don't stop.
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I can not comment on whether Statins cause Palpitations. Too long ago when I started the Statins and I do not remember whether the Palpitations were coincidental or not. What I can tell you, though, is that after stopping the Statins about 8 years ago, the Palps are still there.
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