I live in the UK, and when I had mentioned Statins and their side effects, people thought I was looking for an excuse for my problems but they now believe me when they can see the difference since stopping them 11 months ago. I now look healthier and my memory is a lot clearer than it has been for years, as with most of the folk here I still get quite a few bad days though.
The fact that people and Doctors ARE taking notice now when I say I believe my problems are caused by taking statins, shows that they have seen the difference for themselves or they have also heard/gained knowledge elsewhere about what statins actually do. It is good to know that these effects are being mentioned and that so many people have brought them to their Doctors attention, it will only be a matter of time before the drug companies will no longer be able to pull the wool over the eyes of the medical profession (I hope).
As with my other post, these are my own views and have not been endorsed by this site.
It is also good to know that real help and advice is always there for you from members like: adec, Brooks, Ray Holder, Biologist and xrn and everyone else who passes on their experiences on this site, a lot of which has been a great help to me personally.