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Condition: High Cholesterol
6/2/2009 6:31:51 PM

Reviewer: sunshinegirl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm 62 and have permanent muscle damage in legs from statin drugs. Also can't take Zetia for same reason. Now dr wants me to try WelChol. Am afraid because of previous exp. Also because of severe gastritis. Will have to check with my GI and Cardio docs b/4 I start on another cholesteral "trial". Don't want to be in more pain than already am. Thank you all for your remar ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/29/2009 12:07:27 AM

Reviewer: treysee9997, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have been taking for 1 month. Have had extreme muscle pain, sleepless nights, headaches, and oversized stool.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/28/2009 8:51:38 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Welchol improved my sugar, but not much improvement with my Cholestrol. The side effects for me were severe constipation, so severe I resorted to Benefiber no help have to use suppositories. Also stomach pain and bloating . But the most frightening was when my right hand began shaking uncontroablly like parkinson's. I have stopped the drug and now the constipation,stomach pain and shaking hav ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/26/2009 8:27:01 AM

Reviewer: ken, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I like others could not take statin drugs any more. I was on statins for over 10 years before leg cramps. Stopped taking anything other than supplements and eating proper foods but cholesterol went up over 200. Along with some high blood pressure I ended up having a TIA/stroke. Started taking Welchol about a year ago.Take 6 a day after working up to that fairly quickly. aside of the constipation t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/23/2009 9:49:06 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Didn't work for me.

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