Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Long term usage of STATINS (simvastatin
) will cause muscle pains & even muscle damage. CPK (creatine phosphokinase) estimation will help in assessing the muscle injury
caused by Simvastatin.
The only way of tackling this problem is to either change to a newer generation of statins like atorvastatin
or to lower the dosage of simvastatin. Either of the two things mentioned has to be done by your treating physician.
There are certain trials which indicate the usefulness of Coenzyme Q10
in the treatment of statin induced muscle pains.
I suggest you to consult your treating doctor and discuss the issues.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day