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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hyperlipidemia

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

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (39)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (7) Pain (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Lethargy 1 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (39)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Occasional balance problems on standing or walking too fast 1 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Memory and cognition problems Mental confusion 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Elevated CPK enzymes 2 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty waking up Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggression
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Borderline Personality Disorder Daytime sleepiness 2 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Drug abuse 1 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dry mouth 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (7) Pain (1)

Data from patients with Hyperlipidemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hyperlipidemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 66
40s 162
50s 193
60s 102
70+ 21

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 36
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 318
Not Diagnosed 17

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