I have not taken simvastatin, but if you click on the link you will find reviews of people who have actually taken this medication:
It poisoned me. In Feb 2012, they finally gave it a name-statin toxicity- Many people take it for years without any problems. The warnings say- tired legs. It's more like heavy legs, as tired legs feel tired. Look up SpaceDoc.com. He was indeed a AF flight surgeon-he still suffers great pain. I developed rhambdomyolsis. 2 doctors told me that I'll more than likely be on the kidney transplant list by 2017. I began taking it in late June 2011. Right now my kidneys are holding up.. If you take it, take CoQ 10, as it keeps the statin from destroying your muscles. Everytime a good warning comes out on the news- this site and the FDA water down the warnings. They R now saying that rhambdomyosis is caused by walking. 6 months ago it was attributed to statin and traumatic kidney injury. In Feb they said it causes type 2 diabetes and dementia. So they reduced the warnings about liver damage, and say the dementia isn't that bad.
It sometimes attacks the Achilles tendons, if so it does in within 9 months of when you started taking it. Lucky me-my tendons went out in 7 months and 2 weeks after I began taking it. I think that the problems R under reported and we really don't know how bad it is for the poisoning. I'm thing that something is bothering you about it-or your question wouldn't be phrased the way it is.
What positive result are you looking for? Lowering your cholesterol? Because if that is the case then you better research why the drug companies are pushing statins. There are NO valid studies that say lowering your cholesterol does anything to help your heart! Yes there are studies that say that taking statins lowers cholesterol, and yes, there are studies that say that people with high cholesterol have a much higher chance of having heart disease, but you cannot put the two together. Taking statins do not lower your chances of having heart disease. It is the inflammation in your body that you have to lower, to lower the plaque causing cholesterol that is protection your veins from the inflammation.
- Simvastatin Information for Consumers
- Simvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Simvastatin (detailed)
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