Hello, Valerie. Welcome aboard. How long have you been on a statin and how are your lipids levels? Mine were borderline and doc never treated it, but when I was diagnosed with diabetes, he put me on a low dose of lovastatin right away. Now after 18 months and a progressively better lipids profile, he has agreed to take me off the statin and see how it goes, since I eat a pretty low-carb diet. I wasn't having the symptoms you describe, but I'm just as happy to be off it.