In our clinic we have observed many cases of patients who experience an increase in musculoskeletal pain when they begin taking statin drugs. It is not uncommon for patients to actually state that they have noted the correlation themselves or that they stopped taking a statin because they noticed it. We, along with many nutrition experts, have questioned for years the hypothesis that high cholesterol causes heart disease–and, therefore, we have questioned the need for statin drugs especially considering their severe side effects. If you would like more information on this topic, visit Dr. Mercola’s website and read his July 24, 2019 article “Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease”. He summarizes the latest research including a 2018 scientific review paper that calls into question all that we have been told over many decades about the link between cholesterol and heart disease. Thank you, Dr Mercola, for your dedication to exposing the truth in the field of medicine and nutritional science!