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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    5/3/2016 10:20:04 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was taking Pravastatin, but the hospital change me over to Lipitor when I was in for a heart attack and bypass surgery. I started to develop mysterious leg cramps and painful cramping in my hips. It became so severe that I could hardly walk half a block.Tests were done for Arterial disease that came up negative. I stopped Lipitor and after a few days my leg cramping almost disappeared. I just ha ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    4/19/2016 9:33:16 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This medication people need to realize the serious rare side affects! This drug took my husband's ability to walk! It took the Doctor a year to figure out why one day he could walk, then he started collapsing then suddenly couldn't stand at all. Like he was paralized from the waist down but he had feeling. Since coming off this drug he has gradually been regaining his ability to walk b ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    4/3/2016 12:07:13 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I did have high and I mean high cholesterol but my medication for treatment of high cholesterol has been cut in half. It is working great, and maybe I can get totally off Lipitor, only on 20 gm now. Taken at night since our body produce Cholesterol mostly at night, so it makes since for me that is when to take it. I have no physical or mental effect with Lipitor, but since my insurance company ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    3/25/2016 11:33:46 AM

    Reviewer: foolmeonce, 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:
    Have tried a statin in the past years ago and could not take because of muscle related problems but after years of being told I have high cholesterol, I decided to try them again. I started out with .5 mg which seemed okay but soon got bumped up to .40 mg. Now I'm having trouble with tremors, spelling, headaches, fatigue, stomach sickness, and muscles pulling when doing nothing. I have just s ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    2/21/2016 10:07:08 AM

    Reviewer: Chapina54, 55-64 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This drug is terrible, The Dr. gave 40 mg at the beginning, but lower just a little my numbers, they were 220 total cholesterol and 180 triglicerides, so gave me 80 mg. 1 year later i developed pre diabetes, 2 later diabetes, my numbers had reduced a lot, I have been 9 years on the drug, and I have suffered from dizziness, weakness, stomach ache, lots of infections, my muscle are almost gone, my ... Show Full Comment

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