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Statins (Cholesterol Drugs)

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What statins were you prescribed to control your cholesterol? Please describe your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Adrian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 18

I was prescribed atorvastatin 40 mg for controlling my cholesterol. Almost immediately, in 49 hours, I began with pain and immobility in my left shoulder. I suffered a general malaise, weakness and mild headache. Other symptoms followed rapidly, such as heavy fatigue, loss of libido, dark brown urine and bowel malfunction. Within two weeks I felt like a frail old man. It was dreadful. I had previously been fit and strong all my life with a very high activity rate. I stopped taking statins and some things improved. My arm remains almost useless!

Comment from: playnejayne, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 04

I'm taking simvastatin to control my cholesterol. I'm also taking donepezil. I have been having nightmares since taking these 2 medications. I wonder if this is a side effect or what!

Comment from: Oldsail, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I take Avastatin to control my cholesterol.

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