User Reviews for Simvastatin to treat Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Also known as: Zocor, FloLipid
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Reviews for Simvastatin
"I have Coronary artery disease (CAD). Open-heart surgery in 2002. I have taken 20mg of Simvastatin for 16 years. The last 3 years, I have been in chronic pain. My torso, rib cage, upper back, under my arms on my rib cage, both shoulders. Deep sore muscle pain & stiffness in my back. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. After a spine nerve test. Dr. said no Fibromyalgia but Myofascial. After trigger point shot. Dr. said no to that. Help!!!! The Doctors do not know why I am in pain. I have been depressed since 2014. Lately, I have insomnia nightmares and extremely tired when I wake up."
Lisa (taken for 10 years or more) November 27, 2018
2 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a 44 year old male who had a stent placed in my heart 5 years ago. I was on SIMVASTATIN and have numerous side effects such as; increased weight gain, extreme fatigue/tiredness, constipation, and stomach pain. Since I stopped taking SIMVASTATIN my side effects have disappeared. I have lost weight, my energy level has skyrocketed, no more constipation or stomach pain. I am exercising and on a diet, but these seem to be working more effectively without the medication."
brsfan (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 14, 2018
5 users found this comment helpful.
"In 2014 only 10mg Simvastatin was prescribed for my Mother in an extended care facility. She was already on diltiazem 180mg for mild hypertension . During 17 months on this drug combination she developed brown urine, hair was falling out by the fist full, suddenly became diabetic, developed renal problems (elevated BUN), developed elevated amylase and lipase levels and now has a pancreatic cyst (proven by CT scan). She has some dementia and could not communicate side effects she was experiencing. We saw the physical effects and reported them to the staff. No action was taken by the Physician. Her health was destroyed. If they are not, these 2 drugs should be contraindicated. Period."
shoudblaws March 31, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"58 yr old male. Heart attack 7 months ago, 98% blocked right coronary artery, stented. Been on Simvastatin and Plavix since I got my stent. Was on Lisinopril, but it caused hives. Not sure what is causing it but I have been freezing cold all summer, shivering cold. My legs ache almost constantly. Got blood work done this week, I will be seeing the Doctor in a few days and get the results. If I find that it was this medicine causing the chills I will discontinue it."
Barrry October 8, 2011
26 users found this comment helpful.
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