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Condition: High Cholesterol
6/15/2009 10:31:52 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Haven't had any side effects except severe constipation which has caused very painful bowel movements. Have to take a lot of fiber and stool softeners just to have once a day BM.

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/15/2009 1:18:30 PM

Reviewer: Marlin38, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had digestive problems often several hours after eating. Considerable gas discomfort has often kept me from getting a decent night's sleep.

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/12/2009 12:18:16 AM

Reviewer: Pj, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am on my third week of 6 pills a day.Only problem is the stool problem.Had to take miralax and stool softeners to go.And was very painful.Will try to continue taking until next visit to doctor to see if helping, also have lost 7 pounds, which doctor said might happen and was needed to be lost.

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/8/2009 1:40:44 AM

Reviewer: snjasawyers, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
took it for two days. Had severe dizziness, disorientation, off balance, and so sleepy I couldnt keep my head up! I just felt awful! No constipation went with more frequency

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

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