Zocor Side Effects

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  1. link Jusalittlefaith
    Zocor ????
    i was on lipator for about 1 month until I just could take the muscle pain in my legs and arms,I call my Dr. he took me off for a month and started me on Zocor,I've been taking them for two weeks i start to notice a funny feeling in my head that went - 69% more...
    Jusalittlefaith- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Zocor
  2. link Tm_9
    STOP TAKING ZOCOR NOW.
    Nine years ago my father was prescribed Zocor by a VA doctor and a few months later he began to have aches all over. He had just gotten blood work done and a urine test by the VA doctor. On Tuesday night he felt ill, tired, and thought he was coming - 78% more...
    Tm_9- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Zocor
  3. link Oldcarpetcleaner
    Mate I had the same as you but over a far longer period. Make sure you educate yourself with the incredibly wonderful items from doctors and cardiologists at spacedoc dot net. I binned every single med I was taking, man was I sore and sick for a coup - 72% more...
    Oldcarpetcleaner- over a year ago
  4. link Manchild49010
    I am sorry to hear about your father. I too suffered the same experience(minus heart attack) from taking the 80mg dose of Zocor prescribed by the VA in 2005. I was 33 at the time and very strong and healthy. My cholesterol count was 240 (the bad was - 80% more...
    Manchild49010- over a year ago
  5. link Bobby
    Degeneretive drugs do nothing to prevent heart disease.
    Bobby- over a year ago
  6. link Lud
    Zocor heart palpitations, blood pressure meter, low blood pressure, magnessium, irregular heart
    Has anyone experienced heart palpitations from taking Zocor? I've been on it for 6 months and about a month ago started having palpitations that are becoming more frequent, like daily at this point. Went off Zocor yesterday just in case that is the p - 15% more...
    Lud- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Zocor
  7. link Virginiag43
    virginia-i was taking lovastatin for years and recently went on zocor and started getting palpitations and skipping a beat.very scarry feeling.when i started the connection to zocor, i went off it and in about 5 days they stopped.its been 5 days and - 8% more...
    Virginiag43- over a year ago
  8. link Babsben
    I started Zocor about 3 weeks ago and have noticed palpitations for about a week & 1/2. Didn't know that was a side effect, but apparently I am not the only one. Mostly at bedtime is when I notice it. I guess I will stop along with you.
    Babsben- over a year ago
  9. link Ydown
    Zocor muscle twitching, torn muscle, leg muscle, durg, tendon
    I am using Zocor 20 mg once day for the past 2 years. I am exercising regularly and seem to have no problem there. I often have leg muscle twitching in the evenings/nights that I am pretty sure is due to the medication. Furthermore, recently I have a - 56% more...
    Ydown- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Zocor
  10. link Khaderhyd
    EXPERTS / DOCTORS ADVISE REQUIRED TO CONTINUE OR TO STOP TAKING ZOCOR...... I am using Zocor 20 mg once day for the past 1 years. I am NOT exercising and seem to have no problem there. I often have slight headache, sort of giddiness, Iam sure may be - 69% more...
    Khaderhyd- over a year ago
  11. link Avarma00
    Zocor muscle spasm, numbness, legs, dangerous drug, statins
    I started taking ZOCOR one week ago and I feel both my feet numbness. I also have muscle spasm which shifts from legs to hands to arms to neck etc.
    Avarma00- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Zocor
  12. link Larryfutch
    I am a 55 y/o male who took Zocor from 2002-2008. I had Heart Attack in Dec.2003 & 3 stents in 2006, also,Migraines,Memory Loss,Unusual Changes in Mental/Mood Behavior,Irritability,Sexual Dysfunction,Aching feeling all over,Knees go weak upon wal - 49% more...
    Larryfutch- over a year ago
  13. link Silverbullet

    I am a 50 year old male that had levels near 300 3 or 4 years ago, I was put on zocor which lowered my numbers but gave me leg pain. I was switched to crestor for a while and now am on pravastatin. I suddenly began having palpitations and skipped bea - 57% more...
    Silverbullet- over a year ago - in Zocor
  14. link Nzspook
    Zocor gas cramps, lipex, simvastatin, blurred vision, rash
    I have been taking Lipex (Simvastatin) for 6 months. During this time I have been experiencing an enormous amount of gas, cramps, constipation, headaches, blurred vision and an itching rash. Three weeks ago after looking up the side effects on the in - 30% more...
    Nzspook- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Zocor
  15. link Bb38
    anyone tried the cinnamon & honey recipe to lower CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the bl - 49% more...
    Bb38- over a year ago
  16. link Shirley
    Zocor zorcor, plavic, preventative measure, cholesterol, bone spur
    In Janyary 2001, I was diagnosised with diabetis. Besides the diebetic medicine the doctor put me on plavic and zocor as a preventative measure as my cholesterol was normal it was always between 160 and 189. I was 66 yrs at that time. After taking th - 87% more...
    Shirley- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Zocor
  17. link Snowbound
    its all the meds poisoning your whole body and brain!!!!I too suffered until thanks to this website I did research on all statins !!!I was for over two years on simvastatins couldnt walk for terrible leg pains bad cramp also transient memory loss cou - 70% more...
    Snowbound- over a year ago
  18. link Babsben
    Zocor and Heart Palpitations
    I started taking Zocor about 3 weeks ago and now notice that I have heart palpitations. Is this a side effect of this drug?
    Babsben- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Zocor
  19. link Bobby
    Whoa! Who told you that Zocor would prevent plaque build up? Sorry, but most statins use wording like "has not been shown to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes." This is true. But Zocor will lower your cholesterol, and it will - 33% more...
    Bobby- over a year ago
  20. link Vmitch
    I started taking zocor 6 days ago and my heart is beating out of my chest. Honestly feels like I am manic! I can't sleep, have called the doctor and left message. Are all statins this way, from what I have read they are. So what is worse this medicat - 16% more...
    Vmitch- over a year ago
  21. link Kentuckylady
    Zocor muscle problems, active sports, leg pain, tendon, jog
    Is there any help out there? Doctor put me on Zocor and started having a lot of leg pain and begin to feel as though I could not walk. Knees would go weak. I am 67 yr old female and do not run, jog or play active sports. Was in TN on Vacation Oct 200 - 78% more...
    Kentuckylady- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Zocor
  22. link Bobby
    Yes. Tendons tearing has been reported by others taking statin drugs. You are not alone. Cholesterol is a multi tasking nutrient. When we inhibit the body's ability to make cholesterol, we fire a portion our body's maintenance crew. A cholesterol def - 38% more...
    Bobby- over a year ago
  23. link Rosanne0741
    Zocor red yeast rice, myelin sheath, simvastatin, sciatica, 9 months
    I have been on Simvastatin for 9 months and red yeast rice for three....one year total. Now have several sciatica in my leg. Could the reduction in the myelin sheath cause this pain. R.
    Rosanne0741- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Zocor
  24. link Bobby
    Yes. One of the physiological functions of cholesterol is to help build the myelin sheath which is a protective layer over the nerves. Statins inhibit the liver from producing cholesterol. This could potentially cause a cholesterol deficiency, which - 26% more...
    Bobby- over a year ago
  25. link Zocorvictimspouse
    Zocor black bowel movements, low hdl levels, generic zocor, stomach bug, balanced diet
    My 58 year husband (5' 9'' 165 lbs) who eats a well balanced diet and gets plenty of exercise had ever so slightly low hdl levels - otherwise all cholesterol was normal. His doctor put him on 20mg per day of generic zocor in early April 2009. By the - 79% more...
    Zocorvictimspouse- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Zocor
  26. link Zocorvictimspouse
    Zocor was not the culprit in my husband's bleed. It should now be used as a test for small intestine cancer. This past Sept (16 months after his first bleed) my husband began experiencing severe gas and intestinal distress. A month of hospital tests - 78% more...
    Zocorvictimspouse- over a year ago
  27. link Felicia79
    Zocor sciatic nerve, alternative meds, high cholesterol, statin drugs, healthy diet
    Except for having high cholesterol (310), I'm a 29 yr old healthy active female, very petite and weigh 98lbs. My mother has had a quadruple bypass and 4 stents at the age of 54, high cholesterol is just hereditary in my family. My doctor put me on 40 - 80% more...
    Felicia79- over a year ago - 10 Replies - in Zocor
  28. link Ostara63
    You can also use folic acid and 1 asprin a day. It helps to take the aspirin with food so as not to disturb your stomach. These, in addition to the Niacin, Milk Thistle, and Lecithin should help. Of course, proper diet and exercise should be incoropo - 10% more...
    Ostara63- over a year ago
  29. link Inpain2

    *UPDATE TO THIS POST* After 3 months of being off of Simavastatin, I am feeling great, I'm still off of the Simavastatin, no more leg or foot pain, I had 5 visits to Chiropractor. I can walk without pain. I feel like a new person. Within in 4 weeks, - 17% more...
    Inpain2- over a year ago - in Zocor
  30. link Nana3510
    Zocor thigh pain, arm pain, simvastatin, statin, toothache
    I have been on simvastatin for six months and just recently have been having problems with left thigh pain, left arm pain and right hand pain. It is like a bad toothache and I cannot sleep at night. I also have an accelerated cataract which now has t - 47% more...
    Nana3510- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Zocor
  31. link Nana3510
    Thanks to Bobby and to Sweden...I am off the drug now. I will continue my own research and go from there. I am done with statins.
    Nana3510- over a year ago
  32. link Swedish
    Thanks for telling your story. By doing so you are helping others. I can only agree with "Bobby". My recommendation is that you try and form your own opinion about the Cholesterol Hyptesis. I have never taken statins - nor would I. I had re - 77% more...
    Swedish- over a year ago
  33. link Bobby
    Nana, Your symptoms are common complaints with statin drugs. If the drug causes you these problems, why do you still take it? Or have you already discontinued the drug?
    Bobby- over a year ago