I've tried Statins three times now with the same result each time, debilitating joint and muscle pain. Every time I've been put on Statins it has been done by the GP, as directed by the local PCT, without consultation. When I've questioned it they will not listen to reason until I prove to them that I have a problem with Statins. After that they put me back on ezetimibe, even though it isn't as effective at lowering cholesterol as statins, at least it helps. Apparently it's slightly more expensive as well which seems to be the motive behind the PCT changing all patients taking it onto Statins at some point each year. Each time this happens the side effects get worse and take longer to resolve after stopping the statins so I'm not prepared to go through that adventure anymore. But it's happened again, this time due to an error by a consultant I've never even seen. After they hospital rescheduled my yearly review appointment I had to ask the hospital to write to my GP to continue my prescriptions for an extra month and a new consultant suggested I be put on Statins, obviously he didn't read my medical notes. Does anyone else have similar problems and what, if anything, finally put the matter to rest? At this point I'm considering putting a complaint in against both the consultant and GP who have both failed to read my medical notes.