I have now taken 4 different statins, simvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin and atorvastatin. They all caused me muscle and joint soreness, my hands ache so bad and I seem to have lost some strength in them. When I stopped the statins there was great improvement! Will all statins do this for me or do I have to try something else and what would that be? I am taking a low dose of atorvastatin, 10mg. per day. So taking a lower dose might not be the answer. I started the atorvastatin about a week ago and already feel the achiness and also not sleeping well at night. Should I stop taking it? I wondered about the achiness being something else and that it comes on so fast but when I stop taking the statins things improve a lot so I'm thinking the statins are the culprit.