I have experienced so much pain in my limbs since I started using a statin, at least ten years ago. My energy decreased considerably, too. I thought it was my getting older, and my arthritis, but now I am undecided. Many people have stopped taking statins. They now have much less pain, and their energy has returned. The article below suggests trying different cholesterol meds, hoping to find one that does not have these unpleasant side effects. Perhaps "people should talk with their doctors about whether it may be possible to manage their cardiovascular risk and lipid levels without taking statins long-term."