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Condition: High Cholesterol
7/16/2008 10:53:33 AM

Reviewer: Katie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started taking this med and after 4 weeks I had muscle cramps in my neck and my blood pressure went up. I went to the doctor and was told to stop the meds for 2weeks and resume. If problems start again I should call back. My blood pressure went up not down on this med? I also have an underactive thyroid.

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/15/2008 10:13:59 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I also have had serious problems with this drug. I thought I was going Crazy. All I do is sleep. I am so week and sore all over . I thought it was just like having the Flu without any of the other symthoms. All my Muscles are so sore. Thanks to everyone here for confirming my fears . I had a feeling it might be this drug doing this to me. Its Poison !

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/10/2008 3:50:56 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male 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

Comment:
I have moderate, 200 range, total cholesterol. My previous Dr. held off medication, but I have moved and my new Dr. put me on this drug 6 mos. ago. I had no weight problem before starting this, but gained weight steadily since and became very fatigued. I've reported this to my Dr., but he does not seem concerned. I stopped taking it a week ago and feel much better and am losing small amts. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/28/2008 12:05:27 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 47 yr old women, I have had terrible gas, upper and lower bloating issues, weight gain (I exercsie, jog, alot ) This also has cause my hands and joints to hurt. I am tired all the time. I am going to stop this today. I am on 40mg 1 x a day. After reading all the entrys I see alot of you all are having the same things going on. I just went from a energetic person to not being able to do ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/27/2008 12:54:32 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Simvastatin (40 mg.) for 3 weeks and took myself off them. I was having such severe back pain to the point I almost had my husband take me to emergency. Since going off this medicine, I am MUCH better. The pain in my back and shoulders is getting better every day, and I have more energy. I am going back on Crestor (10 mg.) with a blood test in 6 weeks and another one in 3 months ... Show Full Comment

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