I am wondering if anyone out there has been unable to stay on statins due to extreme muscle pain? My husband has tried 2 different ones now and they both cause so much pain that he can not function. I am feeling like he won't be able to take them and looking for other ways to lower the cholesterol. I know that diet and exercise are important for that and have also been told that Co Q10 is good. Any other suggestions? It gets so disheartening(pun intended)to have him deal with this pain and the pain from the surgery. He is 3 months from surgery. He is 53 and before all this he was healthy(well obviously not his heart). I wish he could feel even as good as he did before the heart attack.