Ever since my neuropathy started in January and a rheumatologist I saw told me to stop Zocor immediately after being clinically diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome (that can cause peripheral neuropathy), I would come back in my mind now and then to statins as THE cause of what happened to me. However, have been see-sawing more recently between Sjogren's and idiopathic.
I was on mostly Zocor for 12 years, and never once read in the literature provided with the Rx about nerve damage - just muscle weakness and liver damage, which never happened to me thank goodness.
However, after reading all the responses to this thread, and especially MrsD's, am now convinced that the statins damaged my mitochondria and am afraid that the small fiber sensory is now too far gone to respond to anything, even though I recently started supplements that include R-alpha lipoic acid, B12 as methylcobalamin and B1 as benfotiamine. I will now add the CoQ10 and L-carnitine although I was tested for them and the results showed normal.
For those of us who were on statins, maybe those of us who weren't
on them for too long will get lucky. I hope so.