Hyperlipidemia

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What is hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperlipidemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hyperlipidemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (45)
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)

Data from patients with hyperlipidemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperlipidemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (17 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle pain hallucinations 2 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (45)
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain muscle cramps 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (17 evaluations)
Side effects
bone pain memory and cognition problems 1 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drug dependence
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive sweating increased anxiety 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
spacing out
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperlipidemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperlipidemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 7
30s 60
40s 190
50s 249
60s 184
70+ 51
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 43
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 2
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 232
Female 505

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 389
Not Diagnosed 19

These charts show data from hyperlipidemia patients who have completed their condition history
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