It is still possible that the side effects you describe are due to the simvastatin
, even after 6 months, it is certainly not uncommon to get stomach problems with it.
reduces you statistical risks, rather than having an absolute effect on your day to day risks of another coronary event. Thus for example stopping it for 7 days increases any risk so infinitesimally as to to be irrelevant. CHECK WITH YOUR GP FIRST, but faced with a patient with this story, I might have suggested stopping the drug for 1 week to see if the bloating
stops, if it does, restart and see if it recurs.