Simvastatin Side Effects

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  1. link Gloria Siblo
    Continued loss of balance
    My husband began developing marked symptoms of gross loss of balance and speech irregularities at the onset of taking Simvastatin, two years and four months ago. The cardiologist recommended to cease taking this drug immediately after a six week inge - 71% more...
    Gloria Siblo- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  2. link Ilbvacumin
    Simvastatin muscle and joint pain, withdrawal effects, blurry vision, walking stick, zocor
    I'm a 54 year old female prescribed 10 mg zocor(simvastatin) for slightly elevated cholesterol. Took it for 7 months before I clued in to the cause of my many symptoms. Muscle and joint pain, head fog, blurry vision, weight gain, stomach upset, fatig - 74% more...
    Ilbvacumin- over a year ago - 147 Replies - in Simvastatin
  3. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Lilers. The last time I had my cholesterol read it was 7.5 from memory that was 5 yrs ago it had been down to 3.6 when I was on statin poison. I simply would not bother ever getting it read again. I was given information from a reliable source of a 9 - 48% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  4. link Lilers
    I posted before that I took statins for over 12 yrs and quit taking them last June after my dr. changed my RX from simvastatin to Lipitor because my total cholesterol was 225. I had a horrible reaction to Lipitor, read these message boards and saw my - 90% more...
    Lilers- over a year ago
  5. link Ukmartian
    The last visit to my doc i said ...why is my cholesterol high??? @ 6.9..i dont eat red meat ..i dont eat eggs ...i dont fry my food i avoid dairy products except cheese .he said it is the way my liver works ...ok so why did i feel better than before - 44% more...
    Ukmartian- over a year ago
  6. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    UKmartian, you are on to it mate. Type 2 diabetes is caused soley by what we put in our mouth and our life style. Evil drugs like statins are now proven to cause type 2 diabetes along with a host of other chemical poison symptoms. THE GOOD NEWS Type - 73% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  7. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Oldcynic "we need to be patient patience to benefit their patents" that is the best accurate one liner I heard since "the poor fools have educated themselves beyond their own intelligence" In NZ there is a doco comming up in a cou - 29% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  8. link Oldcynic
    I agree with you Oldcarpetcleaner - just had my best health week in recent years after ditching Simvastatin about a month ago and a couple of weeks later ditched Felodipine (calcium channel blocker), multivitamins, ibuprofen, etc. I feel 10 years you - 61% more...
    Oldcynic- over a year ago
  9. link Geekee
    BTW, I'm scheduled for an EMG test (doesn't sound like fun!). This will rule out hopefully, and serious problems, but doc thinks it's the statins.
    Geekee- over a year ago
  10. link Geekee
    Thank you Oldcarpetcleaner....Luckily I have no leg soreness, just weakness. Stairs are a real bummer! Think I'll try the lethicin, can't hurt!
    Geekee- over a year ago
  11. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Geekee, jitteryness is a clear symptom of any withdrawal alcohol, ciggies even coffee for some folk. Lilers vinegar drinks are yuk and mussels I buy alive then gently steam open work for me, I also found sardines seemed to help. A friend takes a coup - 58% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  12. link Currykid45
    apple cider vinegar and honey mixed with some water is supposed to be good for lowering cholesterol....doesn't taste too good ...but if it helps....
    Currykid45- over a year ago
  13. link Lilers
    To Oldcarpetcleaner: Thanks for the neuropathy tips. The last time I ate mussels I got a horrible case of food poisoning, but I'll screw up my courage and try them with vinegar. I hadn't heard of using vinegar on mussels, but I'm willing to try anyth - 41% more...
    Lilers- over a year ago
  14. link Geekee
    I started taking statins several years ago. No problems until a couple of months ago when my legs became significantly weaker. Went off the statins on the advice of the doctor. Since (3 weeks off the statins) I've noticed what I'll call internal jitt - 28% more...
    Geekee- over a year ago
  15. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    To Lilers By complete fluke and then trial and error I was able to "better" my peripheral neuropathy. By accident one night I spilled to much vinegar over my very lightly steamed mussels, next morning my neuropathy was way way down. I start - 58% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  16. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    There are no chances to take with cholesterol according to the drug makers themselves. Pfzier who make Lipitor clearly wrote on their own advertising "this medicine has not be shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes". You can see a copy o - 66% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  17. link Currykid45
    thanks for the reply...thank goodness for sites like these...the symptoms are frightening....it makes you feel very vulnerable when you approach your gp with these symptoms ....and he more or less dissmisses it......if i had known about the diabetes - 28% more...
    Currykid45- over a year ago
  18. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Look for the name "ubiquinol". It is made by "Tishcon" and is re-branded by many suppliers so look for the two names above. Ubiquinol does Not repair all statin damage but at higher doses for a couple of months certainly gives not - 42% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  19. link Currykid45
    i tried coq10 ..but it seems it wasn't the right one...where can i buy ubiquinol...yes it sure feels like my brain's made out of water sometimes....i wish i'd never heard of statins...but then we trust our doctors...or did
    Currykid45- over a year ago
  20. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Currykid45 The tests these idiot quacks send us for whilst they can detect certain damage eg decaying muscle in the blood they certainly are no guarantee whatsoever that statin damage is not occurring. many 1000s of us have been crippled whilst showi - 19% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  21. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    "At my "annual review" a month ago I reported interrupted sleep (told to take Night Nurse) and stiff finger joints (told to take Ibuprofen) - told symptoms more likely due to "age" and "life changes" than medication - 73% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  22. link Ukmartian
    The Truth is finally out
    At last someone has recognised the side effects of statins .. [link removed]
    Ukmartian- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  23. link Msquiresp54
    pain and weakness in legs 2yrs after stopping simvastatin
    After heart attack in 2008 had stents.Dr prescribed 40 mg of simvastatin twice a day. suffered memory loss and pain all over but especially in my legs. After being off this drug and 2 attempts at other statins I still have some short term memory loss - 67% more...
    Msquiresp54- over a year ago - 19 Replies - in Simvastatin
  24. link Luhai
    good
    Luhai- over a year ago
  25. link Mariee64
    Simvastatin aching hips, arthritis in the knee, heart stress, leg function, high potency
    I am 43 yr old woman and have been on simvastatin on and off for the past 3yrs, it's only since coming across this website that I have actually managed to find a connection between this awful drug and a whole heap of medical problems. The most recent - 94% more...
    Mariee64- over a year ago - 16 Replies - in Simvastatin
  26. link Hosers2
    I have been taking Smvastatin for two years now because of high cholesterol. High cholesterol runs in my family but both my parents lived to over 90 with high cholesterol. About a year ago my shoulders felt like I had rotator cuff problems, and the d - 77% more...
    Hosers2- over a year ago
  27. link 1966wildcat
    statin drugs and the horrors
    google mental nightmares, the book s name fits the trouble of statin drugs" the mental nightmares horror and pain of taking cholesterol medicines" by kenny b. the horror story the doctors don't want you to see... fda was contacted and no re - 63% more...
    1966wildcat- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Simvastatin
  28. link Ollerhead47
    i have being taken simvastatin 10mg for 6 month.ive lost 1 stones + get hot flushes sometime i get cramp on my calf do u think these tablets causes
    Ollerhead47- over a year ago
  29. link Ollerhead47
    i have being taken simvastatin 10mg for about 6 months now ive lost a stone but i get hot flushes again im now 64 + get painful cramp in my calf do u think these tablets this causes.
    Ollerhead47- over a year ago