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Condition: High Cholesterol
8/24/2015 6:57:07 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication due to high LDL Cholesterol. I took it for 6 months and felt muscle weakness, fatigue, depressed and couldn't think clearly. I could bairly mow the lawn. I had to take several breaks and it took all day. I had a hard time cleaning house and even had a hard time filling the coffee carafe with water to make coffee. I told the Doctor and they took me off it right ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/23/2015 7:45:48 AM

Reviewer: statin hater, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I saw the doctor again and he said they did do the liver enzyme test and it was within the "normal range" how would I know? I would like to know how many guys that have been on statin have enlarged prostate that did not have enlarged prostate before taking statin's, also given the latest revelations that doctors are being paid £50 for each Alzheimer diagnosis I would like to kno ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/5/2015 6:35:39 PM

Reviewer: statin hater, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took simvastin 20 mg for 10 months on the Nhs, very nasty experience. I felt colder all the time muscle aches, have had a cough for over a year, difficulty sleeping but tired all of the time almost zero sex drive, (I could get a hard on for England before this) I stopped taking them five months ago and the muscle aches have died back 50 percent but all of the other symptoms are still here in ful ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/3/2015 8:34:25 AM

Reviewer: Mars, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
62yrs old. Been taking 20mg for two weeks. Already my legs cramp so ad and worse at night when I lay down. Feel like I have no strength in legs.avid walker,but became afraid legs would feel worse. Stopped taking 3 days ago,already can sleep without pain med. not taking

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/19/2015 2:24:22 PM

Reviewer: Canashar, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took them for about 3 months. I have always been relatively fit and coordinated person. I soon experienced severe muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle wasting and brain fog. I literally had to sit down walking from the kitchen to the bedroom, but for a while, I did not realize why. When questioned, the doctor said, and I quote: "You are just going to have to find a way to deal with these si ... Show Full Comment

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