Two correspondents - in WDDTY vol 12 no 11 and vol 13 no 3 - reported muscle weakness after taking simvastatin. Statins block the body’s synthesis of coenzyme Q10
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My name is Mick. I am 50 years old and, for the past 10 years, I’ve been taking 20 mg of simvastatin per day to bring down my cholesterol - it was 9.5.
Statins, commonly used to treat high cholesterol levels, may also cause symptoms of muscle tenderness and weakness.
Re the Case Study in WDDTY vol 12 no 11, I too have had problems with simvastatin. I am 40 years old and have familial high cholesterol.
Carnitine has only recently been noted as an important amino acid (the L- form only) essential to our health. It is found in the diet and can also be