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Condition: High Cholesterol
8/3/2014 8:54:52 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this for a long time and during which I have seen the aches and pains and headaches and weight gain noted by many here during this time. I am just stopping this thing cold turkey. it was my 90 year old Mom that told me she had heard this was no good and did nothig. Well the side affects are enough for me to drop it! Glad I came here to confirm what my Mom mentioned.

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/15/2014 7:28:52 PM

Reviewer: jscott558, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Ease of use???? it's a pill... really.... Anyway after about 3 weeks taking 10mg daily at bedtime I first noticed reduction in stamina during my regular exercise, soon after blurred vision, odd head ache, dizziness when turning my head quickly and greatly increased irritability. About the 3 or 4th day after stopping I began to feel good again. My family doctor didn't think it was this medi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/5/2014 4:09:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was prescribed and began taking in October 2012, 10mg daily, before bed. Within 5 days developed a constant low burning pain just under my sternum. Continued to take for another 3 days and the pain progressed in intensity and was radiating into my mid-thoracic spine. I had also been prescribed and taking Metformin during the same time period, so made a primary care appointment, during which the pa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/24/2014 3:33:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
At age 49 (very fit & active)went on 5mg. In 4 months I developed major neuromuscular problems (entire body spasms, my head didn't feel attached to my spine and fell forward like a newborn baby, numbness, sciatica, inability to raise arms, walk, change clothes, 24/7 pain), hair loss, teeth chipping and literally aged 20+ years. I quickly went to the doctor and told her I was going off th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/20/2014 2:19:00 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
until now none. now pain in joints, muscles extreme fatigue shuffles when walking

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