Since experiencing chronic leg pain after taking simvastatin for two years I am still seeking a resolution short of taking pain medications - either pills or shots. My problems started at night when pressure on hips or knees while sleeping caused pain and numbness in those areas. Usually those symptoms would go away once I got up and started walking. More recently those symptoms continued through the day causing difficulty while walking. It fells like a vise is squeezing both hips sending pain down both legs.
I've tried to find a physical cause by taking an MRI of the lower lumbar spine or some corresponding chemical evidence of muscle damage (like high levels of CK or CPK). So far no luck. I'm currently scheduled to see a neurological surgeon but I am not hopeful. Any suggestions?