Dear Dr. SerVaas,
In your November/December 2008 issue I happened to read that leg and hand spasms could be caused by the cholesterol medicines. I had been having such severe pains that I would have to pull over in traffic because I was afraid to drive with them. I tried eating bananas and all the other things people said would help to no avail.
I showed the article to my doctor who took me off of the cholesterol meds. In the next two weeks, I had the beginnings of spasms, but they never got full-fledged. I am now free of the spasms and am greatly appreciative of that paragraph in From the Pharmacy. A heartfelt thank you!
You’re welcome! Thanks for writing. It’s important to keep cholesterol in check so please consider discussing your lipid levels and necessary therapy options with your doctor.