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Statins cause peripheral neuropathy?

Posted by @jimbotch, Sat, Jan 12 12:58pm

A chirpodist told me my feet ang leg neuropathy was probably caused by my long use of statins. Any truth?

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Hello @jimbotch, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. There is quite a lot of information available pointing to statins causing or making peripheral neuropathy worse. Here are some of the sites I've found.

The implications of statin induced peripheral neuropathy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3103035/

Statin Neuropathy Masquerading as Diabetic Autoimmune Polyneuropathy
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/28/8/2082.1

Medication Induced Neuropathy
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-003-0043-8

You may be interested in reading through another active discussion here on Connect and meet other members sharing your symptoms.

Groups > Neuropathy > Living with Neuropathy – Welcome to the group
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-with-neuropathy-welcome-to-the-group/

Are you able to share how you were diagnosed or any treatments you use that help you with your symptoms?

I was not on stations nor had I ever been when my neuropathy started.

@confused1955

I was not on stations nor had I ever been when my neuropathy started.

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@confused1955, statins can cause neuropathy but they are not the only thing that does. My small fiber PN is idiopathic so I don't know what caused it. My neurologist thought it may be hereditary. Mayo Clinic has some information here on some of the causes:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061

@johnbishop

@confused1955, statins can cause neuropathy but they are not the only thing that does. My small fiber PN is idiopathic so I don't know what caused it. My neurologist thought it may be hereditary. Mayo Clinic has some information here on some of the causes:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061

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In causes it mention toxins does anyone know if radon is one of those toxins.

@confused1955

In causes it mention toxins does anyone know if radon is one of those toxins.

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I don't believe radon can cause neuropathy but it has been associated with lung cancer.

What's to know about radon poisoning?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305691.php

@johnbishop

I don't believe radon can cause neuropathy but it has been associated with lung cancer.

What's to know about radon poisoning?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305691.php

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Thanks John. Haven't had our ground tested but my bedroom was added on to 3 story house but it just has a crawl space. The basement of the rest of the house has 10 inch concrete walls. For some reason radon popped into my head. Thanks again.

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