- May 21, 2008
I was prescribed a statin for high cholesterol, but stopped it when I started experiencing muscle pain. The pain did not subside and my primary physician ordered an EMG which showed damage to my upper arms and shoulders. Since then the discomfort extended to my legs, specifically thighs. A muscle biopsy was ordered and the diagnosis was mild neurogenic atrophy. Is this a precursor to ALS, or can I expect this to progress to that stage?