( CNN) Jonathan McDonagh, a 57 -year-old computer consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave up on statins years ago.
He was having trouble recollecting people’s names. His productivity at work was falling. But he didn’t think that a medication for his heart health could be clouding up his brain.
“I found myself slowly sinking into a sea of difficulties, ” McDonagh wrote in a medical publication in 2014, offering his view as a patient. “I didn’t connect my problems with the statin.”