Previously my doctor put me on Lovastatin. After suffering muscle pains, I discovered that a possible side-effect of the drug was muscle pain due to deteriorationof tissue (muscle). He took me off it immediately. Recently My LDL was elevated and he wants to put me n a different statin, rosuvastatin 10mg. To my knowledge all statins run the risk of tissue damage and want to know if that is true and whether I am setting myself up for another bout of chronbic muscle pain.