Mentally, a statin user may eat less healthy and move less because they think the statin will protect their arteries.
(my own doctor and husband definitely fall into this category)
Physically, the statin creates many deficiencies in the body, especially when combined with an unbalanced diet. These deficiencies rob the user of energy and create mental and/or physical discomfort.
I think I had just about every possible side effect plus others like hot flashes well past menopause and blamed most side effects on aging and menopause. Women after menopause will be given a prescription after losing their estrogen protection against coronary artery disease. Statins are a placebo for women, not offering anything but a fake sense of protection from heart disease while promoting heart failure, dementia, and metabolic disease by preventing exercise, enabling insulin resistance, and enabling weight gain. Good luck in finding a doctor who doesn't insist on all of their patients taking this toxic substance which creates all sort of deficiencies in an otherwise healthy body.
STOP the INSANITY
My husband had been on statins awhile for high total cholesterol (almost 400) and having parents who developed *heart disease*. I joined him when I was postmenopausal because my cholesterol rose a bit but was still much lower than his had been. I really had no other risk factors.
The heck with everything else LOL
This article was written in 2004:
It took me 10 years afterwards to realize how statins were destroying my quality of life.
How to move can be just as important as what to eat. On my worse days, I exercised while sitting in a chair. I still sit and bounce on a large stability ball for half my workouts. Anything is better than nothing and the one constant I have had is a decent HDL because of moving as well as pain and stress relief.