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Condition: High Cholesterol
6/19/2015 9:01:07 AM

Reviewer: Lyne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I first took simvastatin combined with ezetrol 5 years ago. A year later, I started having excruciating cramps in my feet and legs two hours after going to bed... I cannot count how many nights I couldn't lay down in bed... I had to sleep seated in an armchair (if I could sleep at all!)... useless to say that I could no longer function normally at work. I finally stopped taking that medication ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/8/2015 11:50:54 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I was not on the medication very long before I started having severe pain in my joints. When I finally related my pain to the medication I quit taking it. However, some days I still have debilitating pain in my joints. I feel like I am 110! Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get this out of your system? I would have thought I would have been better by now

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/21/2015 9:49:43 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I'm a 67 year old female. I've been on 20mg of simvastatin for a few years with no problems. My recent blood test showed my cholesterol numbers had gone up so the doctor increased the dose to 40 mg about six weeks ago. I'm in agony with aches and pains in my shoulders and hands. Never dawned on me it was this increased dosage and out of sheer desperation went back to the doctor yester ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/14/2015 8:07:11 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 1

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I had severe muscle weakness in my arms, I found it difficult to undertake daily tasks like getting undressed, brushing my hair, as unable to physically raise my arms.I couldn't turn over in bed, and an effort to get out of the bed too. I had problems getting on and of a bus. I also had tingling and numbness in my fingers. I was told by my GP that this was down to osteoarthritis;I was initiall ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/16/2015 9:08:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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