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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    10/15/2017 11:47:02 AM

    Reviewer: Alison1981, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    When my doctor first prescribed this medication for me I didn't take it. I was so scared to as I had read about the dangers of statins and so I thought I am not taking it. Fast forward 3 years later and my dad needed to have stents in his heart and got me thinking about my family history. I am glad I started it. I have no problems taking it. I am one of the few people it seems to suit. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    9/11/2017 1:15:03 PM

    Reviewer: nonstatin, 65-74 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    i have tried other statins and had severe leg cramps combined with excessive tiredness. I couldn't perform normal exercise that I had done for years. Discontinued statins on my own. Doctor insisted I try one last time and used this one. Now after 3 days I'm feeling excessive tiredness again. I think its the medication. Has anyone else experienced this? I don't see it on the lis ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    11/7/2016 12:57:28 PM

    Reviewer: Deanne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was on Prevastatin 10mg, for several years... My memory began to get really bad... I was confused, and couldn't remember small things, such as where I put something or remembering something a family member would tell me. I at one point thought it was stress, and even blamed my anti-depressants. - One day my daughter had been reviewing the side effects of Pravastatin, and told me about some a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    10/7/2016 4:18:26 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    this medication gave me diabetes which my Doctor said it could do AFTER the fact. Im statin intolerant but he wanted to try the last one. I still have the initial issue but also get diabetes and the needed meds as an add on. What fun - NOT

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    9/16/2016 11:42:49 AM

    Reviewer: Barb, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I began having swelling of hands and feet, pain in my joints. I thought I had injured my back and went for x rays. No problems found. I had serious pain in my back,legs, feet. I went for a follow up with my cardiologist. She wanted to give me a water pill for swelling. I told her I was not taking another pill for a problem another pill was causing. So we agreed for me to stop using. 48 hours alrea ... Show Full Comment

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