Statins Cause Fatigue
A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine in June of 2012 showed that people using statins had a much higher incidence of decreased energy and fatigue upon exertion. Forty percent had worsened energy or fatigue with exertion; 20% had both, and 10% were severely effected. Other known side effects of statins include liver disease, muscle pain, muscle necrosis, kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy, global anmesia, and a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes. Statins also block the production of coenzyme Q10, which is important in energy production, antioxidant protection, and helping with congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, adriamycin induced heart failure, periodontal disease, Parkinson's disease, and some cancers.
For those people who feel statins should be taken by most everyone, this collection of potential serious health problems should make them think at least twice!