I Feel a Million Years Old
i am a 54 year old female who was started on 20 mg of simvastatin and eventually upped to 40mg. i think i have been taking it for about 4 maybe 5 years. Looking back i have had adverse reactions for quite sometime, but attributed them to my diagnosis ... more »
i am a 54 year old female who was started on 20 mg of simvastatin and eventually upped to 40mg. i think i have been taking it for about 4 maybe 5 years. Looking back i have had adverse reactions for quite sometime, but attributed them to my diagnosis "auras without migranes", the fuzzy thinking and dizziness. Like others posted here, the dizziness is so bad, i have to will myself not to pass out. I didn't tell anyone because i was ashamed of my mental status at times. I mean i am 54! I used to be as sharp as a razor and could multi task efficiently. Now i have to concentrate on every task i do. Once i got home after being at a fair and my family asked where my son was when i got in the door...i had forgotten to bring him home. Another time i brought my son to a basketball game and someone asked me where my son was and i told them at home, completely forgetting i had brought him! Over the past 3 months i wake up some mornings with numbness in my feet, legs and hands. It was so bad in my left hand, that i had carpal tunnel surgery. I have also noted palpatations. Now the weakness in my legs and arms is unmistakable. I used to run but cannot do that anymore without feeling like my muscles are going to drip right off my bones. I have also had a slight tremor on the right side of my tongue at times and a strange sensation on the right side of my face by my lips, that makes me feel like i am going to start drooling, but i don't. Then, i came across this site and BINGO..i knew it was this poison ......simvastatin. I stopped it cold turkey about a week ago. Spoke with my doctors office about it and they are like.."okay..we can try another cholesterol med"....I told them..i will never have my cholesterol checked ever again and i would never take something for it again". After this, i doubt i will take ANY med. I am taking CO Q10 100mg daily to try and replenish what simvastatin took from me. Lord..i want to sue the pants off the makers, as my life has been a pure hell!!!