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High cholesterol
Also known as: cholesterol
ICD10 Code: E78, ICD10 Group: E00-E90, Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
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High cholesterol
Also known as: cholesterol
ICD10 Code: E78, ICD10 Group: E00-E90, Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

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Repatha

11/9/2018 | | 51moderated by Philip
Evolocumab (140MG/ML) for High cholesterol

Have tried statins with no success and muscle cramps. LdL was always over 200 for the last 8 yrs after my heart attack. Was taking zetia and my ldl was 210 in june. DR prescribed Repatha. After 3 months on repatha my LDL went from 210 to 18. Incredible with no side effects. Its like a miracle.
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Simvastatin

6/6/2018 | | 54moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

Within 5 days i got terrible muscle pains in my arms, legs, and back. i have osteoporosis so the pain became completely unbearable. Since then ive stopped taking this medication.
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Repatha

11/30/2017 | | 68moderated by Susan
Evolocumab (140mg/ml) for high cholesterol

After taking different statines, with alle their rare side effects, now these in injection form. After 4 injections only my LDL cholesterol decreased from 2.9 to 0.6.
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Simvastatin

10/5/2017 | | 70moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been taking this medicine since I had a heart attack in 2010. It seems to be working according to the cardiologist. And nothing else to say on the matter.
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Atorvastatin

10/3/2017 | | 41moderated by Henry
Atorvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

First tried 40 mg simvastatin but I had loads of side effects with that like muscle pain. Then I switched to atorvastatin and to start off with (for 9 months) that seemed to work. But what's odd is that I am now getting side effects again, like muscle pain, fatigue, poor sleep, condition getting worse, joint pain (especially hip, neck, and back).
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Simvastatin

9/30/2017 | | 61moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Over a period of half a year tried various different statins, but they all had the same effect; bad joint pain and bad muscle pain. Joint pain was so bad it was like I had gout.
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Simvastatin

9/12/2017 | | 55moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I started on 20mg and the experience was reasonable. Mild tiredness in my muscles. On 40mg the muscle pains got a lot worse, so much so that I couldn't exercise any more because my muscles couldn't manage. Until then I was usually exercising twice a week. A big disappointment and I got the impression that no one was actually listening to what I was saying.
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Simvastatin

9/10/2017 | | 59moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (10 mg) for high cholesterol

Even in small doses simvastatin is poisonous for me! Started on 40 mg on the doctor's advice. After a few weeks: muscle pain in strange places: feet, shoulders, mostly neck pain. By the evenings I couldn't turn or raise my head, paired with bad pain. So I stopped this medicine. Bought 10 mg simvastatin later when I was abroad and tried that out. 10 mg is 'only 25% of 40mg so I shouldn't have an...
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Repatha

9/1/2017 | | 48
Evolocumab (140mg/ml) for high cholesterol

Previously I used statins (piece or 6 different) with all the problems: Balance disorder, fatigue, joint pain, negativity. With Repatha very good results (cholesterol). I have hardly any side effects and it is good to use!
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Repatha

9/1/2017 | | 71
Evolocumab (140mg/ml) for high cholesterol

Statins gave me many side effects. Then I used red yeast rice in combination with Q10 and that gave a good result. I had no side effects and my cholesterol went 2 points down. Now I use Repatha 4 weeks. First it went fine, but then came the muscle cramps. Again with Q10 started and then I had less cramping. But now after 4 weeks I have almost every night heavy muscle cramps in calves and upper ...
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Repatha

8/22/2017 | | 59moderated by Henry
Evolocumab (140mg/ml) for high cholesterol

After one use my bowel moments changed. it has only gotten worse after every use. Now after 3 uses i have diarrhea every day. other than that no more abdominal complaints.
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Pravastatin

6/6/2017 | | 59moderated by Charlotte
Pravastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Given simvastatin first of all but it gave me stomach pains and made me really nauseous as well as lightheaded and muscle pains in my arms and lower back. The pravastatin makes me really nauseous and lightheaded and gives me a bit of bother with my lower back.
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Crestor

5/11/2017 | | 51moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been taking statins since my 20s for really high cholesterol, above 10. I'm not overweight, run 3 x a week and walk a lot. I first started on Zocor and I'm now on Crestor. Unfortunately I've now got the same side effects as when I took simvastatin. Really suffering with muscle pain. My wrists especially, and it's getting worse. And the muscles in my behind and thighs are really painful, mo...
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Simvastatin

5/1/2017 | | 49moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (80mg) for high cholesterol

Switched from crestor to simvastatin because of the cost. Was on it for 4 months but I stopped two weeks ago to see if the side effects disappeared: Pain in my upper thighs, difficulty walking, legs feel weak. So, yep, on to the next medicine!
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Crestor

5/1/2017 | | 62moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (10mg) for high cholesterol

Because I felt like I was having really bad side effects with sim/atorvastatin, I was moved on to Crestor (rosuvastatin) by my cardiologist. I started on 20/4. On holiday I was up to 24/4 when I developed severe muscle pain but I couldn't reach my doctor. I carried on taking them regardless and didn't have any further problems. Perhaps the side effects were due to the fact that the atorvastatin...
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Atorvastatin

4/3/2017 | | 60moderated by Henry
Atorvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Use this because of a heart attached and a little too high a cholesterol. No problems at the start. But very slowly, more and more side effects. Above all, pain in my feet and numbness in my feet. It seems I have polyneuropathy. This is a side effect. Says NB in the patient information leaflet but it's not very clear. Doctor didn't agree with the seriousness of it. Polyneuropathy is permanent. ...
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Pravastatin

3/25/2017 | | 56moderated by Charlotte
Pravastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

loads of problems with side effects. Going to discuss with the GP if there's another medicine I can take for my high cholesterol. Use simvastatin for it, but it gives me terrible headaches and muscle pain.
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Simvastatin

1/31/2017 | | 56moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

To me the side effects are very unpleasant. But my GP said not to stop, or my cholesterol will go up again. cholesterol was 11 and is now down to 8 with the use of Simvastatine.
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Simvastatin

1/10/2017 | | 69moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

the longer this goes on the more and more symptoms I'm developing. Cramps in my hands, feet and calves, muscle pain in my arms and legs and hip, difficulty getting to sleep, heartburn after taking the simvastatin. Libido has disappeared out the window, bruising under my skin when I bump into anything. poor concentration, drastic reduction in my strength. I stopped 8 weeks ago and the physical s...
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