I had my TIA 3 months ago now, and I'm really not feeling much better. I've put off going to the doctor as I have my appointment at the stroke clinic coming up in a few days so can ask questions there, but I am just feeling so out of it
Confusion reigns and I have become very forgetful. My joints and muscles ache and I've started getting cramp in my legs (particularly my right leg - although the TIA affected my left side). I am also getting cramp in my back (around the kidney area), and my joints are really stiff and painful. I keep getting a dull ache in my right groin and hip area which turns into cramp if I don't move. I think it could be something to do with tablets I'm on causing my arthritis to flare up, but I have never felt so tired and unable to do things. I usually have my mum and brother over for Christmas, but I'm just not feeling the joy at the moment and thinking of asking them to make their own arrangements as I just don't have the energy. I'm not making plans to do anything at the moment as I just don't know how I'm going to feel from one day to the next.
We did go out last weekend to see a tribute band at our local theatre, which was great, but the following day, I was exhausted and my back ached, I got the most horrendous cramp in my right leg which is, even now, a dull ache.
All, in all I'm feeling pretty low at the moment.
The tablets I'm taking are Clopidogrel 75mg and Atorvastatin 80mg and I think it could be the statins that are causing the joint and muscle problems.
Has anyone else had problems with the statins they are taking?