Hi, I took Lovastatin 10 mg. for 8 yrs. with no problem. Last Sept. Cardio Dr. wanted my HDL higher. He prescribed Pravastatin 20mg.
After taking the Pravastatin for 3 mos. I noticed muscle fatigue and discomfort. I do a Sr. Aerobics class and use 3 lb weights. In the past, I used 5 lbs with no aftereffects. I ache all the time now.
Last month, I asked my PCP to prescribe Lovastatin again, since after 6 mos. all of my cholesterol numbers are the Same as they have been for the past several yrs. The Pravastatin did not make anything better, and I think it made me worse.
So far, no change in muscle aches.
Any experience with either of these drugs or continued muscle aching would be appreciated!