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 1  High Cholesterol Serious vomiting lasting all night long I know that it is good for many people including my husband who had taken it without any side effects so I was initially happy to be prescribed it too. F 78 3 days
30 1X D
 1  High Cholesterol Muscle Pain and Weakness, Headaches The benefits of this medicatuon is not worth the side effects. F 55 30 days
40 MG 1X D
 1  To lower cholesterol Swollen, enlarged and nearly ruptured Achilles tendon with no other cause After I discontinued the station the condition went away after some months It did lower my cholesterol a small amount. M 63 14 months
 1  Cholesterol Muscle and joint pain, General body weakness, difficulty sleeping, memory loss, confusion, loss of energy The symptoms came on slowly so that I didn't realize the medication was causing all my problems. I forgot to renew the prescription one month and after about 3-4 months, I was back to my normal self. After thinking about any changes that might have gotten me back to normal, the only change was stopping the statin. I went back to taking the statin as a test, and within a few weeks the symptoms were returning. I stopped again and refuse to take them ever again. They made my life a misery for years. F 59 3 years
40 MG
 1  I'm over 40 and diabetic Extremely elevated back and leg pains which led to lack of sleep. Anxiety and panic attacks which lead to nausea and diarrhea. Depression, feeling anti-social and I cried all the time. I dealt with these side effects, which began mildly increasing in intensity, for 6-8 months but never once thought it was caused from the pill. I ran across an article then kept digging. I quit taking it a few days ago and within 24 hours I felt like my old self. It did lower my cholesterol to great numbers, but not worth the anguish it caused. I'll take my chances without it. F 64 1 years
10 mg
 1  slightly elevated cholesterol muscle aches decreased sex drive read what Dr. Stephanie Seneff has to say about statins, they are toxic and cause more problems then they fix M 58 60 days
20 2X D
 1  I suffered a T I A So nauseous, I was fit for nothing and dare not move far from the bathroom, but was unable to vomit. I refused to take the drug on the 3rd evening and was 100% OK the following day. F 68 2 days
40mg 1X D
 3  heart desease although my colesterol numbers are all good now i cant say that it is because of simvastatin. I also changed my diet, no red meat or fried foods, mainly no fast food. I eat chicken, turkey and tuna, and fruits and salads. I am stopping simvastatin today because of the side effects I've feeling. Mucscle pain and the real reason is that I feel like I have poison running through my body, arms and legs,I think most people describe it as tingling. I also feel my heart miss a beat sometimes. I will update at a later date to let evertbody how it works out. I think this is a bad drug for people. Also I haven't had a good night sleep during this time. M 53 10 months
40 mg 1X D

SIMVASTATIN  (SIMVASTATIN):  Simvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)