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Condition: High Cholesterol
5/21/2015 9:25:28 AM

Reviewer: steamboatoma, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took this drug for 7 years. Only problem I encountered was inability to sleep. In 2013 an interaction w/antibiotics caused a statin "crisis". 6 mos of severe upper/lower muscle pain. Settled into legs resulting in loss of muscle in right leg with nerve damage in both. No stability in R leg, hence, no balance. Doing physical therapy 3x/wk. Pain is surreal. Chronic pain has changed me - de ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/15/2015 10:15:15 AM

Reviewer: Divorcedat57, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It gave me ED. I would rather have high cholesterol than be impotent. My wife divorce me. Cost me my happiness and my life companion of 28 years. No one told me.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/7/2015 7:19:07 PM

Reviewer: butterfly80, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have experienced leg cramps with this medicine. my cholestrol was very high in the upper 300's, triglyerides very high in the upper 200's to 300's. my total cholestrol is 180, triglyerides are within normal range and good cholestrol is normal.

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/14/2015 5:59:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The side effects were terrible. Gradually I was experiencing muscle aches and pains, restless legs, that progressed to not being able to move or get out of bed. Thought I had MS. Realized it was the medicine. Quit taking it and within a week I was not having any of these issues.

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/12/2015 7:06:56 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking this for almost 6 months till I developed Kidney stones. It took two visits to the ER and a lot of pain before it was found the Lipitor was the cause.

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