I have been taking Lipitor for over 8 years and after doing research found out many of my painful muscles could be side effect. Stopped it and felt so much better but now cholesterol in high 300's Dr started on 5mg of Crestor and pain returning very bad again. Dr stopped for now but wants to try again soo. Says I have to have statins because no other drug helps prevent heart problems. Don't know what todo pain was so bad