Drug Ratings for CRESTOR

Average Rating: 1.7 (1071 Ratings)

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 5  High cholesterol didn't have any side effects After reading all comments posted here, I was anticipating some type of side effect, but never had any. After 30 days, my cholesterol went from 297 to 180. I am very pleased! F 63 30 days
10 mg 1X D
11/21/2014

 1  High cholesterol Can't continue it. Cholesterol went down almost 100 points but the pain is unbearable. Cannot get up or even turn over in bed. muscle and deep bone aches all over. F 61 3 months
30 mg
11/21/2014

 3  Result of heart attack I started out on Lipitor after having a minor heart attack in 1998 at age 50. Several years later in 2002 my doctor enrolled me in the test study for a new statin drug that eventually became Crestor. My initial results were impressive and my cholesterol dropped to levels that pleased the doctor. Once he tried to raise my dosage from 10mg to 20mg and almost immediately I experience sever muscle pains in my abdomen and legs. I cut the pills in half and the pain went away. I then demanded to be returned to the 10mg dose. I have been using 10mg dose daily since I have been the brand name of Crestor after the study concluded. Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in leg muscle pain and joint pain in hips, knees, hands, and shoulders. I initially believe this to be aging. I also have numbness in both of my feet behind the toes. Thinking it may be related to diabetes I had blood tests conducted and that is not the case. I talked to my doctor about stopping Crestor Consult your doctor before stopping Crestor as you run the high risk of creating an cardiac event. Use common sense on how you disengage from this drug. Stopping cold turkey can cause your blood "stickiness" to increase dramatically above the levels that cause a person to initially take Crestor. I think all our bodies handle this drug a little different and we all run the risk of stroke or heart attack if we are not careful in how we stopped taking a statin. M 67 12 years
10mg 1X D
11/17/2014
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 1  High cholesterol/ lipoprotein A Anxiety & depression. Heart palpitations. Low back pain for the past 2 months. Feel miserable. I take Seroxat 30mg daily for anxiety. Relapse since taking Crestor. I have decided to cease taking Crestor & l am also rreluctant to attend anymore appointments at the lipids clinic!!! F 51 4 months
5 mg
11/7/2014

 1  lower cholesterol I took it for two weeks and began to feel lethargic and sleepy during the day but having insomnia at night. Developed muscle pain in arms and legs.Feel weak and faint and now having vaginal bleeding and cramps. Took myself off of Crestor! Do I worry about stroke or heart attack from high cholestrol or liver damage, diabetes or kidney failure or muscle myopathy from taking Crestor??? F 62 2 weeks
20 mg
11/7/2014

 1   Extreme shoulder pain. Upset stomach. Memory loss short term.Can't stay awake after lunch. Should never been given this level of dose. M 73 5 months
20mg 1X D
10/29/2014

 2  Had mild heart attack. Lower back pain, ringing in the ears, anxiety, panic attacks, foot cramps, shortness of breath, feeling of sweating under the arms but it's dry. Started with Lipitor in 2013 but could not tolerate it due to severe lower back pain. Doctor switched me to Crestor 10mg but I had the same results. Changed cardiologists and new doctor put me on 1 5 mg pill every week. Not a happy camper with the side effects listed. Had a very bad day today with panic and anxiety. M 60 6 months
5 mg 1X W
10/23/2014

 1  To Lower Cholesterol I experienced head tingling throughout the nest day in intervals just from take one 5 mg tablet of Crestor. I don't know what it was doing to me but it can't be good. I didn't take another. It was a Saturday so I couldn't call the cartiologist so I consulted a pharmacist. He said he had never heard of this reaction. I am sensitive to any outside non natural things in my body but I never expected this side effect. F 67 1 days
5 mg 3X W
10/19/2014
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 4  high cholesterol, high BP muscle cramps and arms, confusion & memory loss, mild dizziness, tingling/shaking in left arm, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, anger management better if taken at lower dosages than prescribed by doctors M 60 3 months
20 1X D
10/14/2014

 1  high cholesterol Leg cramps and terrible muscle soreness. I quit taking it 2 months ago and my legs are still very painful, Would not recommend taking it, I won't take any more drugs or chemicals into my body F 60 60 days
10 mg 1X D
10/11/2014

 1  High Cholesterol My Elbows hurt and my knees and ankles feel damaged as if I injured them ever since being on crestor my legs are constantly killing me and when I kneel down I need help getting back up and then I limp for awhile. This drug has ruined my life, I cant run or anything and I am a sewer cleaner, I have a hard time doing my job. Dont take this crap!! M 49 3 months
5 mg 1X D
10/10/2014
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 1  High cholesterol I have been experiencing all these effects; After a mild heart attack my medication dose was increased to 30mg from 10mg. However none of the doctors can tell me why I had a heart attack, my arteries are not clogged. I have discussed how I was feeling on numerous occasions with my doctor (side effects below) and he never told me it could be related to the Crestor... •Abdominal pain and nausea •Blurred vision - Started when the doctor changed my prescription from 10mg a day to 30mg a day •Confusion - all the time •Depression - I do not feel as chipper as I used to.... I was always the optimist however I do not feel myself at all •Drowsiness - so tired all the time •Memory problems - I forget everything now •Weakness, muscle pain, tenderness, Muscle aches - all the time I am going to take myself off the medication for 2 weeks to see how I feel and if I feel better I will be approaching my doctor and tell him I am not taking it any longer. I am so sick of feeling like this all the time. F 44 2 years
30 MG 1X D
10/7/2014
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 1  TAking it to raise HDL Muscle pain, especially upper arms, back, and neck. Then sudden sharp chest pains with nausea, dizziness, and sweating. Cost is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!! ˇ Insurance paid $300 and I was still responsible for $208 out .of pocket. F 59 5 weeks
5 1X D
9/29/2014

 1  Hi Cholesterol Confusion and memory loss, unable to function especially at work I took Crestor for 3 years not knowing that all my problems were due to this drug. It lowered my cholesterol quickly but I lost my ability to think, to concentrate, to remember things that I knew all my life especially at work. I became the village idiot at work after 22 years of dedicated service to my employer - no one ever came to me anymore for information. I knew the information but I could not retrieve it/remember it. It was thanks to PBS, CNN, and FOX that I found out that Crestor can cause these problems. I stopped taking it and it took about 6 months to finally find my old self again, who I was 3 1/2 years before. What is criminal is that my doctor and my pharmacist did not know Crestor had these side effects. I recently asked my pharmacist again, he looked in his computer and said "no Crestor does not cause confusion and memory loss". My doctor accused me of making it up. I went to the Crestor,com and sure enough memory loss and confusion are listed but at the bottom. I suffered for 3 years for nothing! I am grateful I didn't lose my job and am off this medication. It is negligence that the company does not inform the doctors and pharmacists of this side effect. My heart goes out to others who are suffering like I did needlessly. F 54 3 years
1X D
9/24/2014

 2  High cholesterol I didn't want to think I was going to have side effects from Crestor because of the placebo effect. I took the Crestor with trepidation because I have fibromyalgia. My pain is worse than ever. I'm sleeping 15 hours a day and have terrible anxiety and depression. There's no life circumstances to cause these emotional feelings. I have horrific abdominal pain and do not want to eat. I don't want to have another heart attack, but are statins worth the loss of comfort? I don't want to live this way. F 63 4 months
5 mg
9/23/2014
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 1  slightly elevated cholesterol Woke at midnight with the most horrific muscle pains through my whole body including heart. Over 4 years on I still have very disturbed sleep because of muscle pain in mostly my legs. I had the best sleeps ever until I touched a statin drug, never again. I have tried natural cures but am now waiting for an e consult with the Mayo Statin damage clinic. Statins have totally ruined my quality of life. M 70 4.5 months
40mg 1X D
9/22/2014
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 1  doctor prescribed as precaution Thought I was going mad painful stomach, rashes, joint pain, palpitations, sore backache, sore joints, uncontrollable weight gain. ANGER LIKE YOU WONT BELIEVE. Stopping this stuff now always felt better when I forgot to take my meds. Now I know better 48 6 months
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9/18/2014
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 3  High triglycerides and cholesterol Dry throat in morning, occasional dry cough. I was taking Lipitor previously, with joint cramping in the middle of the night, and extreme fatigue in day at work. I could hardly stay awake. I have been on the Crestor for a couple of months and I don't seem to have any side effects other than an occasional dry throat. Havent had any follow up bloodwork yet to see what the cholesterol is. Prior to Crestor it was 270, with 565 triglycerides. F 49 60 days
10 mg 1X D
9/16/2014
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 1  High cholesterol I had memory loss, brain fog, muscle spasms in my feet and legs-at first at night then during the day as well, hip pain (surgery as a result), lower back pain to the point where it would wake me up at night, stiff neck-impeded my driving since I couldn't turn my head to the right or left, exhausted all the time and as a result had to get in bed when I got home from work everyday at 4 pm, constipated, night sweats, interrupted sleep...a nightmare! I am resentful now that I didn't have my wits about me enough to figure out it was the drug! I was going from specialist to specialist, but no one could figure out what was wrong! Imagine that! Then, finally, I went to a doctor who said, "I think you are having a reaction to Crestor. If it is the Crestor, you will feel much better in a few days." Sure enough, I feel like a new person! I am still having a few muscle cramps and memory problems, but other than that, I feel 100% better than I have in two years! F 59 2 years
10 1X D
9/9/2014

 1  Colestoral Let me start by saying taking Crestor has been a HUGE mistake!! Feel old, very upset and angry!!!!!!!!, driving very aggressive, (had a few near crashes) crazy dreams and worst of all argued with my wonderful wife because I am feeling sooo upset and angry! A kid was standing in my walking path and had a thought to shove him out if the way; That's terrible!! That's it!!!! Called in to work today (Which I rarely ever do) Stopped taking this devil drug, I rather die early and treat my wife better and feel like a human in place of being part of this crazy Nazi experiment. I didn't bother listing all my side effects, to many to be honest. Will look into a new diet, praying to God and treat my wife as I used to before Crestor M 41 1 years
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9/8/2014

 1  HIGH CHOLESTEROL PAIN IN THIGHS-VERY WEEK LEGS-FEET HURT-VERY BAD CRAMPS THIS DRUG IS POISON TO THE HUMAN BODY & SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN & COQ10 IS JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORSE. NEITHER DRUG-VITAMIN IS ANY GOOD FOR ANYONE.RUINED MY LIFE. I JUST HOPE MY LEGS GET STRONGER M 71 5 months
10 1X O
9/7/2014
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 1  Good out weighted bad Extreme pain all over my body irritable going to toilet a lot headache spins and needles and in bed it felt my body was vibrating F 57 2 months
20mg
8/27/2014

 2  genetically high cholesterol Guys, I'm freeking out. I've had most of the side effects people have been posting, for years. Constant lethargy and feeling old, muscle pains, joint pain (especially my hip), leg pains in bed, terrible memory, night sweats, stomach pains, anxiety, depression...I put it all down to over-work and not enough rest. I think I'll ask my doctor if I can change to assess if it's the Crestor or my lifestyle. Will keep you posted. M 38 4 years
40mg
8/24/2014

 1  Low good cholesterol Was on niaspan and had minimal night sweats. FDA saying niacin is bad for diabetes so switched to crestor. Took ONE dose and I feel terrible. Thank god I only took one dose. I'm done I'll handle cholesterol naturally. M 55 1 days
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7/19/2014

 3  high cholesterol Ever since ive been on crestor I get toe cramps out of no where to the point I feel like I will fall over. And ive been experiencing heart palpitations like crazy. Been to the dr and had EKG and holtor monitor's and no one knows whats wrong. F 28 5 months
10mg
7/18/2014

 1  mildly high cholesterol family hist Leg cramps, joint pain from wrist to ankles feeling like the flu, mild fever, eyes burning, lethargy, mild headache. Been on Crstor for 5 plus years and the aches took me off work today and saught medical help immediately M 43 5 days
10 2x dail
7/9/2014

 1  high cholesterol I can relate to 95% of the symptoms u guys have mentioned! So, I did a little homework of my own... I stopped two weeks ago, guess what, I feel ten years younger! No, I did not.ask my doctor if I could.stop, I just got.fed.up with the crap! I'm now on a high fat low carb diet, believe it or not, if u do it properly u can actually lower u colestrol... (paleo/Banting diet) Good luck to all who still suffer… F 49 5 years
20mg
7/9/2014
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 1  High Colestarol Both Knees and elbows in extreme pain if I crouch down I need help to get up again I do labour at my job and its ruined my life as Im always crouching and the pain is extreme at times. Dont take this crap!! M 48 3 months
5MG 1X D
6/20/2014
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 1  high cholestoral Exhaustion, joint pain, seeming to get worse. Latest thing is terrible tingling and numbness in both hands, trying to rule out the Crestor, Stopped taking it about 5 days ago. Will check back in. F 66 2 months
10 1X D
6/8/2014

 1  Familia Hyperdypedimia This drug has ruined my life. I am in constant pain. Thigh pains that shoot, shin pains, even vaginal pains. NOT worth it! There was an expert who said no women should be on statins. F 52
40 1X D
6/6/2014

 1  High cholesterol No known side effects for first 2 weeks. Today experienced severe nausea, fogginess in the head and vomiting. Had to go to bed in dark room to stop the spinning. Lasted for about 5 hours. Will not take this drug again. Will use natural means to lower my cholesterol. My cholesterol is within normal range but Dr wants to bring it down further now that I've been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. M 55 2 weeks
20mg 1X D
6/2/2014

 3  Elevated cholesterol / ApoB Although my blood cholesterol / Apo B scores are much lower, experiencing noticeably reduced libido, constant anxiety and transient leg pains. I have no idea whether there is any cause/effect here. I am normally happy, active and fit but am now living life in a fog of depression and have almost no sex drive. Since I am at low risk for heart issues, I can only try going off the drug again for a period as an experiment, since I do not want to start depending on yet other drugs for altering mood. I have never suffered from anxiety yet it is currently so intense I want to drown myself. The anxiety may well be from financial problems of an ongoing recession but I have usually coped much better with high stress. Seems extremely effective in lowering LDL (84 from 160)) ApoB (85 from 150). originally started on 10 mg/day Lipitor for several years due to high LDL and CRP but after reading many online scary accounts of symptoms as well as getting leg cramps, discontinued for a year. Cardiologist convinced me statins would reduce my risk of heart problems (although I have no apparent heart issues and am very fit) since LDL / Apo B levels were elevated. He prescribed a starting dosage of 5 mg/day which we increased to 10 mg/day after a year. It has done a very good job of reducing cholesterol....but? M 62 2 years
10 1X D
5/27/2014

 1  lower cholesterol joint pain and sudden weakness like I was going to pass out. didn't have a clue what was going on until a guy I worked with asked me if I was taking a cholesterol lowering drug. shortly thereafter, i quit taking Crestor altogether, although it had significantly lowered my cholesterol. The joint pain subsided and eventually the lightheadedness went away but in there place, I now have excruciating cramps in my thighs that wake me in the middle of the night. Most times I cannot walk with them. I can only crawl or lay on the floor. I do the best I can to keep moving until the cramps recede. The first time this hit me, I honestly thought I was going to die. I wouldn't recommend this stuff to anyone. F 71 90 days
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5/26/2014

 1  High Cholesterol This drug has caused me shortness of breath, insomnia , sharp pains in my toes and feet and in my thighs. This was the last of the statins for me to try and I'm done with all of them . If diet and exercise don't work then I'll let fate determine my existence. Good luck to all that try or stay on this medicine or any other statin. M 44 1 months
20 mg
5/23/2014

 1  High Cholesterol extreme cramping, pain in joints of hand,urine smelling bad, muscle breakdown stopped taking crestor and still had muscle breakdown a month after stopping. cleaned up my diet and had my levels checked a year later and my ldl went up only 10 points. not worth all the side effects M 63 5 years
30mg 1X D
5/18/2014
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 3  Cholesterol Stabbing pain under feet, occasional deep burning/pain under balls of feet and heels. Hypersensitivity to toes, ankle swelling and pitting edema on calves. Felt like plantar faciatis. Also painful initiation of walking after sitting or sleeping. Often have trouble completing a sentence. Stopped Crestor and all symptoms are going away. M 51 10 months
5mg 3X W
5/8/2014
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 2  high cholesterol I have been living with chronic anxiety for 9 years at least. I was able to get off SSRI antidepressants and now I am getting rid of CRESTOR. today, after a lot of energy clearing and healing work, I had the sudden idea of looking online if there is a correlation between Crestor and anxiety & depression: YES THERE IS!!! and i never thought about searching this before. My suffering in the last 9 years has been indescribable and I asked God many times to take my life, as the pain was too much and my anxiety has created huge problems to my beautiful family. I am getting off Crestor immediately. M 48 10 years
10 1X D
5/6/2014
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 1  cholesterol after open heart surger Headaches, entire body aches, shooting pain in toes, arms tingly, huge nausea, feeling like crap 24/7. I have taken my last one on Saturday April 26,2014. Going back to holistic ways. This Crestor was wrecking my body and I want my life back. I will do holistic and putting trust in my faith. F 63 9 months
5mg
4/27/2014

 1  tryglisaride pain in feet,ankles joint pain,hip pain,depression,felt like my life was over ,felt old,felt ill 24 hrs a day,lethargic,muscle weakness,heart palpitations, diarrhea,nausea,difficulty walking lower back pain,kidney pain.i am probably forgetting some,memory lost.I rated it a 1 because there is no 0.within 24 hrs after i stopped taking it i felt 80 percent better i even ware heals. F 52 2 days
10 1X D
4/23/2014

 3  High Cholesterol Anxious, loosing memory, getting thin in ugly way, knees pain, and I FEEL OLD ! I really don't know! I got confused when I saw all those comments, I say to my self maybe other companies are writing bad things about Crestor to stop people from taking but, but again why other people are not writing good things about it? for me I am 32 years, I have bad habits, I smoke 2 packets per day, I sleep always late, but always play sport and run a lot and swim also and yet with all those habits I was somehow fine before, now I always feel old, and very thin, and no matter how I work out my muscles never grow! they were better before the med, I am taking Crestor 5 since 2 years and I don't know what to now do, cuz when I stopped it for 3 months last year, the blood results where bad. By the way, I came here last year and read all those comments but I ignored them somehow, and my doctor say all is fine with me as long as my results are fine. But guys I really feel 52 even I am 32..hope someone with my case can reply to me! I read about alternative to statin; I think I will consider them even though I am afraid they will be as effective as medicines. so what u think? M 32 2 years
5 MG 1X D
4/16/2014
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 1  high cholesterol Lower back pain, sore ankles, knees, hips, insomnia, headache. I looked everywhere on internet until seen this site. Thank you, thank you again, I am stopping this medication right now. Not blaming my doctor making me believe that is good pill but will look for other alternatives not worth putting cholesterol down and not having quality of life. F 52
10mg 1X D
4/14/2014

 1  cholesterol headache that has put me in bed. almost migrane. tried half dose cannot use. cost me a fortune to wrong F 69 20 days
10 mg 1X D
4/1/2014
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 1  Preventive after TIA (mini stroke) Off and on headaches almost migraines. Then in Dec 2013 woke up with pain in right leg which spread to left leg a month later. EXTREME pain in all areas of legs.........lower back pain and very sore upper right shoulder. I wobbled around like this while my doctor and ER gave me pills upon pills. Crying daily from the pain lowering hours at work until now I am off. Saw a neuro who suggested it could be the Crestor. Stopped it that day it is now a week later and I can actually walk with way less pain, still some back / shoulder pain but time will tell after I get this poison out of my system. I have given birth to two children, been through a hemorrhoidectomy which was a test of my sanity in itself . NEVER EVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I FELT SUCH PAIN. THIS SHOULDN'T EVEN BE USED IN TEST LABS ON ANIMALS IT IS CRUEL AND UNCALLED FOR. THIS BODY IS NEVER GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER STATIN IN IT. IF IT MEANS ME DYING EARLIER THEN SO BE IT. F 48 3 years
10 mg 1X D
3/30/2014

 1  High cholesterol Had tried Zocor & had painful side effects a year ago. Finally a month ago I agreed to try CRESTOR and give cholesterol meds another try. Well...I feel like I have been ran over by a freight train. Within the first few days I noticed "Charlie horse" type cramps in my calves and thighs, headaches, sharp "cluster" headache pains, I noticed getting out of bed that my feet hurt to touch the floor, after about a week is when the "insomnia" started, vivid, crazy dreams. I have hurt so bad in my wrist, collar bones, shoulder, fingers, forearms and neck that I would think I am dying of bone cancer. I have taken My last one 5 days ago, I will NOT take another...at this point i would almost rather take the risk of bad cholesterol. All I can say is my advise to anyone is keep a journal & make notes of your daily progress/symptoms that start with taking "statin" for your cholesterol. That way you have a timeline of what it does to you. I just hope to goodness this fades away soon, I have hurt/ached so bad today in my shoulders,jaw, neck that I want to cry. F 45 3 weeks
10mg
3/22/2014

 1  Cholesterol Severe leg cramps (inner thigh). Exhaustion, always grumpy, depression. Have reduced to 20 MG. Cramps reduced, depression gone. Still grumpy. M 66 3 years
40 MG
3/17/2014

 1  high cholesterol No energy. Ached all over. Felt like I was walking through mud. Depressed. Thought it was just old age catching up on me. Ironically I was at my endocrinologist's diabetes seminar when I was nearly paralyzed, could barely walk. Had similar symptoms start w/ the Lipitor that I'd taken for years. Dr assured me Crestor would be better. Symptoms slammed me HARD and FAST. Symptoms stopped w/in 2 days of stopping Crestor. F 58 8 days
30mg 1X D
3/17/2014

 1  recently had minor mi Always dizzy Low bp Low pluse rate.. Was also taking plavix I stopped plavix first it did not work.. I still felt dizzy brain fogged.. Then stopped crestor .. I feel better less brain fogged vision improved. . I thought I was going crazy.. brain damaged or heart muscles damaged .. Its day one of skipping crestor and 3rd day of skipping plavix Planning to tapper of plavix with 1/4th of the tablet over 2-3 weeks M 30 1 months
40mg
3/16/2014
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 2  cholesterol 348 I got muscle pain on lipitor and welchol so taking crestor. Irregular painful bowel movements. Have daily bloating some nausea since taking it and pain in top and side of left breast waking me at night. Saw cardiologist who ordered stress test but im sure pains from crestor. F 65 5 days
5mg 3xweek
3/3/2014
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 1  High cholesterol memory loss, couldn't finish a sentence; distended stomach; vivid, weird dreams, abdomonial pain; feelings of depression even though I'm generally a happy person; feelings of anxiety; insomnia even though I'm tired Symptoms were not noticable until the last few weeks. The emotional stuff that was happening was horrible. Have now stopped (it's been five days) and will not take any statins anymore. 42 58 days
5 mg 1X D
2/18/2014

 1  high cholesterol Brain fog, muscle pain on right arm, heart palpitation, right eye twitching, fatigue, forgetfulness, chest pain, needs to breath deeply like I'm not getting enough air. Feeling hopeless. I stopped taking Crestor and right away, a big improvement from the way I feel with Crestor. I switch Crestor to aged garlic pill (Kyolic) which is more a natural cure to lower high B/P, high cholesterol, and heart problems. I still have the pain in my right shoulder from Crestor. Hope it will go away soon. Stay away with Crestor, its not worth taking it. F 53 2 days
10mg 1X D
2/15/2014

 1  chol heels knees, back pain, not healing. cant believe how stupid I was. M 62 2 years
40 1X D
2/8/2014

 1  Doctor recommended it/ cholesterol Pain and hypersensitivity in feet and toes++ Paraesthesia in lower legs-walking like walking in Wellington boots. Severe Pain in buttocks, quads, hamstrings,back, shoulders Fatigue and difficulty climbing stairs or slopes. Not able to walk up Hills. I know several others with similar symptoms who have not reported them, nor have their GP's! I believe that Crestor ought to be banned. 74 28 days
10mg 1X D
2/6/2014
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 1  High Cholestrol Extreme muscle pain on entire left side as well as back. Extreme muscle pain in groin area making it very hard to bend leg and walk, headache, some memory loss. Felt like I aged 20 years in 2 months. I stopped taking 4 days ago and am beginning to feel better. Crestor depletes your body of Q10, so I am taking Q10, Niacin, Vitamin D and Calcium in addition to multi vitamin and drinking lots of water to flush out of system. Crestor can cause liver damage, permanent muscle damage, memory loss and bring on diabetes. Doctors must prescribe drugs when a patient is diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. If they do not they could be charged with Medical malpractice for not prescribing. Patients need to research the drug and make an intelligent decision as to take or not. F 65 2 months
20 1X D
1/30/2014

 1  High Cholesterol Confusion, tiredness, forgetfulness,Transient Global Amnesia (TGA) episode confirmed in hospital, muscle pain Changed diet and lowered my count naturally. The side effects aren't worth taking this drug. I lived in a fog for 4 years. F 63 4 years
5 1X D
1/28/2014
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 1  Heart attack All of them Killer drug F 67 2 years
5MG 1X D
1/19/2014

 1  high cholesterol Neuropathy in my feet, weak leg muscles. Cannot get up off the floor without using my arms to help me get up. M 70 5 years
40 1X D
1/9/2014
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 1  High cholesterol Muscle aches in arms, chest, back. Loss of memory, headache, joint pain. Increased anxiety and depression. Was only on it for three days and took myself off and returned to taking Advicor. Been off Crestor for five days and feel better but still have some chest pains. M 64 3 days
10 mg 1X D
11/28/2013
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 1  doctor ordered it on 36th day, right knee impossible to kneel upon and badly swollen; then at 8pm I had a big pain in the centre of my chest and I breathed as deeply as I could; after 5 minutes, I took 2 asprins; next time I will phone for an ambulance. I didn't because the interruption in my life would have upset the apple cart. Next day, I was weak and tired. I took a few months before telling anyone and then told the doctor and had an echo cardiogram and I am clear. My bp is so alright too. Doctors are paid by drug companies to prescribe this stuff. My husband also went off Crestor after our ABC govt TV in Australia screened a program about this one and how it is a fraud. Our medical association still has to prescribe them, and good luck to you. F 65 36 days
10mg 1X D
11/13/2013
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 1  Elevated Cholesterol Exterme right quadricep muscle deterioration, painful right knee and calf and also severe groin pain. I am normally very fit and active but suddenly had difficulty walking. Felt like a 90 yr old. Would never touch a statin again. M 70 12 weeks
5 1X D
11/2/2013

 4  HIGH CHOL No side effects noticed at all. I've listed my experience having taken Crestor for five months as side effect - free, yes. But please know readers, that I am one of those people that can take anything for anything and have it work. This is primarily due to my having never taken anything, other than the occasional asprin for a severe headache from hangover, and I do mean occasional. I ride out an illness taking nothing along the way. I am also one of those that will not read the fine print for fear of anything psychologically induced - in the way of side effect recognition. I would not recommend, nor would I condemn the use of this drug, I simply have not been taking it long enough. Reduction 45 points in the past five months to 195. I am 48, weight 235 and am 6'2". Diet and exercise.. both of which I have yet to take seriously. Thanks. M 48 5 months
20MG 1X D
10/24/2013
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