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Condition: High Cholesterol
5/2/2015 7:40:33 PM

Reviewer: Emily, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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After only 10 days on a low dose, I felt like I had a low-grade case of the flu and began to experience shortness of breath even when I was not exerting myself. Within a few more days, so much muscle pain I could not turn over in bed without pain. Discontinued the drug and muscle pain began to improve within 48 hours. It took about 10 days for the shortness of breath to resolve.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/9/2015 9:31:38 AM

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

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Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Took this medication for a week. Started feeling weakness and pain in my arm. Thought I was having a heart attack. My fingers have also went numb. Have not taken for two days and the numbness is leaving, but still there. My chest is also heavy. Like others, I am going to try other alternatives, like exercise, diet and Niacin.

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/12/2015 8:45:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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Feeling bloated all day lomg. After i eat i cant breathe, i feel so full. Any suggestions

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/2/2015 3:15:30 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Less than a month from taking this med I started itching all over, when I stopped taking it the itching went away.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/4/2014 8:40:32 PM

Reviewer: CaptSkinny, 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: 1

Comment:
45 year old male...BP and cholesterol issues...My fault, not genetic...6'2" 265 pounds...Drug worked great! high-good cholesterol, low-bad cholesterol-average 130's...Wanna know why I stopped taking statins? No.1 reason-never had inflammation anywhere. Right metatarsal portion of my right foot would ache each morning until it was used for about 15 minutes of movement from no injury ... Show Full Comment

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