I started taking atorvastatin 5 weeks ago after a heart attack. Over the last week I have had bad stomach cramps n loss of bladder control. There is a constant urge to move my bowels and wee, I am now beside myself. I've visited my GP twice over the last week, firstly he told me to stop taking blood pressure tablets with no effect n on second visit told to stop taking statin tab. That was 2 days ago, does anyone know how long it will take for these urges to subside. And I am not taking them ever again!!!