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Condition: High Cholesterol
8/10/2014 12:56:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Lots of back and neck pain after I took it for a month and a half I had muscle pain every day I even went to urgent care for muscle relaxers cause to much pain so I talked to my Doctor and she said stop taking them and wait a month to get out of my system

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/17/2014 6:51:51 AM

Reviewer: w2q4ci, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Constant muscle soreness and not just a twinge here and there, real pain. The feeling is similar to overworked muscles except that it never heals, whereas overworked muscled do after a few days. Fatigue, grogginess that sometimes abates later in the day, sometimes not. Most recently muscle cramping in the legs, particularly at night. In reading reviews I now see others are having similar experi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/15/2014 8:32:01 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Some of my side effect include loss of energy, & gallstones. Which is very painful most times.

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/29/2014 1:57:45 PM

Reviewer: Mikal, 55-64 Male 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:
60 yr old/young male, Not sure if I had high cholesterol or not but I had a stent placed in mid2012 and the doc placed me on crestor with immediate muscle aches then I went to simvastin/Zocor and lastly pravastatin and continually reducing the dosage, my legs were killing me, I quit all statins on 28 feb 2014 after 2 yrs of bouncing around different statins and started taking red yeast rice with a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/9/2014 7:53:05 AM

Reviewer: lea, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
At first I thought the muscle pain and extreme fatigue was a residual effect of cancer treatment. Have now concluded that it is the statin. Have a difficult time walking a hall at work without stopping to catch my breath and let the pain and weakness in the legs subside a little. I do not like the side effects of this drug! I quit taking it and will speak to my doc. about it.

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