Re: STATIN QUESTIONS and ANSWERS Been a type 2 since 2009 and seems to be under control at the moment .. I went on simvastation 1 per day for about a year,along with 2 metaformin , but did get the tingling in the hands. Gp moved me onto Pravastatin. and although the tingling has reduced , I have now been suffering with weakness in the arms and hands, can't even open a jar nowadays. Also the tendency for my fingers to lock up when gripping increased a lot too. A few weeks back on GP's advice I stopped the prava, and within a week all the problems had dissappeared My Vice like grip returned and the fingers rarely lock up . all the aches and pains in the arms and other odds places have disappeared or reduced greatly .. Dunno about the Cholesterol though ?? .. Back on them now , tinglings has returned ,and i expect the finger problems withh return soon , off to see the GP next Week .. C.