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Fatigue and statins

Hi everyone, it's my first time here. I'm 67, and have been diagnosed, 2 years ago, with a severe form of asthma called Eosinophilic asthma, which is keeping me housebound for a lot of the time. However, I have also been suffering for over 20 years with Chronic Fatigue, though I've never had a doctor take me seriously, despite how debilitating it is. Recently, after a lot of badgering, I agreed to go on statins as my cholesterol is high. This was a month ago, and since I started, I have hardly been able to get out of bed in the morning or afternoon come to that. If I get up, I just fall asleep where I'm sitting. I did some reading today and see that many doctors have noticed extreme fatigue as being one of the side effects of statins - has anyone here experienced that? This is worse than anything I've experienced so far. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow and want to come off the statins for a while at least, to see if that improves things. They're bad enough as it is! Would welcome anyone's input on this - Bowbelle.



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