I know that you shouldn’t believe everything you read but saw today that statins (simvastatin & atorvastatin) increase the risk of a form of motor neurone disease (ALS). ‘Experts’ say that although the chances are small it would equate to 1,400 extra cases every year.
Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart attack - but cholesterol is apparently critical for nerve function. My previous Neuro said to take 80mg of simvastatin “not for the present but for future benefit”.
I’ve got a GP appointment this week (non-MS reason) and think that I will chat to her about it. It’s really worried me. What do you all think?