Like "After having problems like that you must be firm with the Dr. After all who works for who? Dr works for YOU! You (and your ins co) are paying for his services. If you cannot handle statins, there are other ways to deal with cholesterol. You can refuse to take the med. THAT IS YOUR RIGHT! Especiallty if it causes you pain. Pain is your body's way of screaming SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT! I usually support the Dr (because I used to be a Certified Nurse Aide) but in this case I suggest not to take the med. "