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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

Comment:
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

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
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

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/27/2015 10:32:48 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I too have experinced joint damage from using this drug lost almost total use of my right thumb, gained 15 lbs and didnt know it was caused from this drug wil stop taking asap been taking for almost one year I think Dr's only care about their pockets and not our well being that's why they prescribe this drug

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/10/2015 10:49:40 PM

Reviewer: optitom, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I think it is a great drug!! It lowered my cholesterol dramatically, and i do not have any side effects. I take 20 milligrams daily and have been on it for about three years. Wonder drug!!

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