hi all, I have been to A&E with severe chest pains 3 times recently and am ow awaiting an appointment for an Angiogram. Meantime the consultant has asked my doctor to prescribe statins and an ACE BP lowering tablet. So last Thursday I was prescribed 40mg Simvastatin and 2.5mg Ramipril, and I took them both Thursday on Friday. Friday evening I discovered that my right testicle had swollen to about 3 times normal and was tender so I rang 111 (my surgery was closed) and was told to stop taking the statins and to report to my doctor on Monday. Later after much online research I found that there are a few other cases similar to mine with both Simvastatin and Ramipril - so I was doubly susceptible! In neither case has this side effect been included in the guides that doctors use so has anyone else experienced similar problems because we need to make it more generally know within medical circles.
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