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Condition: High Cholesterol
3/27/2008 5:23:22 PM

Reviewer: CaptKidd, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 61 year old male. I started taking Simvastatin a week ago, per my Doctors orders. I have stopped taking it because of a side effect, extreme fatigue. A side effect NOT mentioned was, it increased my depression so bad that everyday, I was almost at the point of crying. I am already diagnosed with severe depression and I do not need anything that will increase it, so all BEWARE.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/26/2008 8:59:17 AM

Reviewer: Nixie, 45-54 Male 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:
Have been taking 40 MG for about a year. Stopped taking and Doc scolded me. I have trouble sleeping and very, very bad fatigue. Was told ethnicity has a lot to do with Cholesterol. I am basically Calabrese. Thinking about not taking for 2 months and getting blood checked again. Can't take this tired feeling all the time. I'll get back with the results.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/22/2008 2:14:48 PM

Reviewer: markgustafson6, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
was put on med after 2nd test of high cholesterol, over 300. was told of the side effects and also came with information from VA pharmacy with all pertanent information. Was told to take at bedtime, 40 mg, and not to use grapefruit or grapefruit juice. some muscle soreness but nothing to really complain about. was told that if muscle aches became unbearable, stop meds for 2 wks and start again ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/21/2008 4:32:30 PM

Reviewer: puggles, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
ever since i started this medicine two days later i am sick with the flu for 9 days now dirrarea bad and my nose i wish i could rip it off my face. i also itch about a hour after i take it i called my dr about the itch she said it was not a side effect. so i dont bother to call about the flu symptoms. the coughing is so bad my ribs hurt. i not sure if i should call her to let her know how bad ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/21/2008 9:59:37 AM

Reviewer: saddleman, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Not much to write as I have just started one (1) 40 mg tablet at bedtime. I'm hopefull that treatment program will provide benefit without side effects. I'm 56 years old with a very active lifestyle involving cycling 5-6 days for and average of 2.5 to 4.5 houra a day. My primary care physician started me on simvastatin due to my LDL's tracking higher the last 3 years. from 128 to 13 ... Show Full Comment

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