Hi all, i was amazed after seeing the ITV program this week about the side effects of statins. I have been taking Simvastatin for some time now & was totally ....
I have been taking simvastin for 4 years having suffered a small stroke,the last year as been awful to say the least if i been to the doctors once i been 40 times, ....
I have been taking Atorvastatin(10mgs) for a number of years and with diet, have managed to reduce my Cholestral to 4.5. I have just had a letter from a Nurse practitioner ....
After being on Simvastatin for 3 months I noticed that I had put on 1/2 stone in weight and my usual methods for keeping my weight down didn't work.
I mentioned ....
Male. 63 yrs.
I have been taking Simvastin for approx three years. I have now stopped .
I started to have problems about two years ago, but because the probs ....
I have been getting foot problems for ove three years, but am only just begining to link it to ststins since i saw the program, I have benn ti a neopatic doctor ....
I was put on Simvastatin in May this year. After taking only 5 pills my doctor took me off them due to horrendous side effects. Now 5 months later I am still off ....
:? Having seen part of the ITV documentary last night(23rd Oct 09) I now realise that I too have been suffering from the side effects of taking Simvastatins!
The subject line says it all really - cholesterol level of 6.5 and been prescribed simvastatin today.
Will take my first tablet tonight and (obviously) hoping ....
Well after reading some of the symptoms, maybe I'm not a hopeless ancient hypocondriac after all!!Been on Simv for 6 wks, had muscle pain for 4 days, then stopped. ....
Can anyone please tell me why we have to take this drug at night .
We only have to look at the numerous people on this site who have had dreadful experiences with Simvastin.
Has anyone considered taking legal action agains the ....
:?: I started on Simvastatin (20 mg) two months ago. At first everything seemed normal without any side effects. Then I noticed daily feeings of nausea, headaches, ....
I started taking simvastatin just over a month ago at the start I was really sleepy, now my moods have changed I argue with my husband for no particular reason and ....
Was diagnosed with Angina in July and put on Simvastatin ( 40mg). Had an Angioplasty with drug-eluting stent one month ago. Since then the instance of having Pins ....
I have been on simvastain for 5-6 months. I told my Dr. my legs were really acheing. She said not to take it Tuesays and Thursdays. So I cut back,but now my legs ....
I have been taking simvastatin now for about 4 years, first at 20mg daily, then after my heart attack 2 years ago I am now on 40mg daily.
About 6 ....
My father had a stroke in july this year and was put on simvasstatin 40mg although his cholesterol is not high. He has had terrible pains in both his legs, buring ....
i have been on Simvastatin over 18 months the last 12 months i have felt ill
pains in all my body ,sickness ,dizzy ,more headache no energy, and my memory has deterated ....
my husbund is in very bad pain muscle top leg and hip,dr has put him on very strong pain killers but nothing helps,hes another victim of statins,he is waiting foe ....
I have been on the drug for 13 months and have put on over a stone in weight. In addition by the end of the day I have painfully swollen ankles and find it difficult ....
No-one told me about the serious inflammation and muscle pain that could be caused by Simvastatin - at the time I believed that this must just be a natural detrioration ....
Reading of 7.2 now down to 5.4 on 40mgs. Been on Simvastatin 18 months - started 12 months ago with sore sole of right foot. Pain appeared to move around a bit though ....
I had a TIA back in February which was terrifying.
I have been presribed 20mg Simvastatin daily but feel dreadful.
I am also taking an SSRI drug for anxiety & ....
I am almost 70, had a small stroke.
Simvastatin gave me cramps on my calf muscles when the dosage wa reduced the cramps went away but my arm (left) muscle started ....
I started taking Symvastatin 20mg daily in Jan 09. At the same time I was taken off Ibuprofen which I have been taking for a long time for arthritic pain in my knees. ....
I was prescribed this drug, although I did not have high cholesterol, it was to be used as a preventative drug, as I am diabetic.
I had noticed that my bra was ....
I found that Simvastatin quite severly affected my, ability to think clearly and sometimes found simple tasks quite difficult if not impossible. Since stopping ....
After a bout of Kidney stones (passed) and diagnosed with Galls stones (ignored) I felt unwell and have now had a series of tests Gastroscopy and a Barium Enema ....
Just been prescribed Simvastatin and after reading some of the reviews I have asked my doctor to contact me tomorrow, I was already taking
atorvastatin, now he ....
I was on lipitor 20mg with no problem. I was sweitched to simvastatin 40 (i think in error) and soom began to experience a constant low level sore throat. I was ....
I am in severe pain at the moment. I have been taking statins for about 3 months. For the last week I have had pain in my right calf. Felt like a trapped nerve but ....
Recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol along with my high blood pressure. Was on antenalol and bendrofruzamide ....
I have been on simvastatin for some time(over 1 year) and have gradually felt symptoms of headaches leg, arm and other joint pains.
As I am overweight I thought ....
I am sitting here with my friend who has recently gone back on simvastatin, having had a 2/3 week break from them. She had developed severe ....
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