Drug Ratings for CRESTOR

Average Rating: 1.7 (1050 Ratings)

Compare CRESTOR with similar:
HYPERLIPIDEMIA   

  

Results are sorted by Date Rating Was Added    

Key to Ratings: 1=LOW (I would not recommend taking this medicine.)
5=HIGH (this medicine cured me or helped me a great deal.)   

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Filter Results


    New! Reviews Summary for CRESTOR  | Top 10 Adverse Effects (reported to FDA)

RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR CRESTORCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
sort down sort up F  M  
 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
5
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
Email
 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
Email
 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
? 1X D
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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 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
Email
 5  high ldl none works great. ldl is 75 from 130 before. twice a week is all I need. So strong you can get away with very small amounts. M 48 2 years
10 2X W
10/21/2013

 1  borderline cholesterol Was concerned about the dosage so I took only 5mg (1/4 pill) the first (and last night). I'd likely have ended up in the hospital if I'd taken the whole thing as prescribed. Trouble getting to sleep. Sharp abdominal pain, bad enough that it woke me up in the middle of the night. Cramping, feeling like I had to defecate, but didn't have to go. Felt like someone shoved a large rock up my butt. Had trouble getting back to sleep. Felt like I'd been in a fist fight when I woke up. Achey, sore, poor memory and concentration for the next two days. 5mg Crestor is more constipating than 2 immodium pills. when told what happened doctor was dimissive and tried to get me to try again... no freaking way doc! Stay away. A score of "1" is too high. M 48 1 days
20 1X D
9/27/2013

 1   I have been on this drug for about 6 months. And have been so sick ever since. Headache, sick to my stomach all the time, so bad sometimes I couldn't eat for days, really bad upper belly pain, off balance, foggy head, tired all the time. vision issues and throat issues. I have been to every kind of dr and had every test possible for all my gut issues and lots more. Every test came back normal. I was at the end of my rope, what the heck is going on with my health. Well I started doing some research on line and found this site and so many of your stories sound like mine. So yesterday I stopped my Crestor. Sure hope I start to feel better. Any body taking crestor be careful. Doctor's seem to have a hard time admitting the drug could be the cause of the health issues you are having. How can all the test come back normal but your so sick. Well wish me luck. Hope this is the answer. F 61 6 months
5mg 1X D
9/21/2013
Email
 2  high cholesterol My doctor originally prescribed 5 mg/day for high cholesterol. After about 6 months developed tremendous back pain and crazy mood swings. It did, however, reduce cholesterol from 260 to 175. Doctor reduced dosage to 5 mg 3x/week. No problems for several months until I developed severe upper abdominal and right side pain. Gastroenterologist sent me for a ultrasound of liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Test came back normal. I immediately stopped the crestor....all muscle pains and abdominal pains were gone in one week. I am now trying the supplement Red Yeast Rice to see if that helps with cholesterol. Do not want to take crestor anymore due to abdominal issues. M 59 2 years
5 MG 1X D
8/1/2013
Email
 5  High Cholesterol After having muscle problems with other statins, I have been on FIVE MILLIGRAMS of Crestor once per day and have had no problems, and a terrific drop in my LDL and Triglycerides. TRY A LOWER DOSAGE!!!! Crestor is super strong. For lots of us, 5 mg per day is plenty. But most doctors start most people on 10 mg. Chop those pills in half! I believe that would help lots of people who take this avoid side effects. M 59 4 years
5 mg 1X D
7/20/2013
Email
 1  Lower cholesterol This drug was on the verge of destroying my liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys. The side effects were too many and frightening to mention. It was an insidious attack on my organs that progressed so slowly and indeterminately that blame was flying everywhere until, at last, I realized I had good days and bad days and those good days were the day(s) after I didn't take Crestor. I went off the drug, am on the mend and hope I will mend completely. We are not sure. F 63 3 months
5mg 3X W
7/11/2013
Email
 1  high cholesterol Pain to shoulder and forgetfulness tingling to left hand and fatigue. F 44 1 months
40 mg
7/6/2013
Email
 5  Heart disease, moderately high chol Low libido I ran out for a few days and couldn't believe how my libido came back. M 49 1.5 years
10mg 1X D
6/28/2013

 1  high cholesterol 4.5 years and NO issues. Suddenly and withouit warning I woke up with INCREDIBLE leg pain from hips to my toes. Muscles, joints, ligaments, even my skin hurt. Terrified I had diabetic neuropathy. Called my cardiologist. He said stop the Crestor for a week. I've been off it 4 days. No leg pain, no carpal tunnel pain, no back pain, no neck pain. UNREAL.................... M 53 4.5 years
20 1X D
6/25/2013

 1  high cholesterol After taking it the second time, I spent the night with severe pain and throbbing in my neck. Hoping the neck pain goes away quickly now that I've stopped. I've had reactions to other statins and my doctor and I knew it was a longshot that this would work for me. I'm sorry I even gave it a try. Only thing I'm happy about is I talked the pharmacist into only selling me a few pills cause I was pretty sure something like this would happen. At least I didn't waste too much money. F 50 2 days
5 1X D
6/25/2013

 1  to lower cholesterol terrible vertigo or dizziness to the point I just have to go to bed, usually with very sick to stomach. joint pain, shoulder pain, upper stomach bloating, right side pain. I have tried to stop Crestor, but everytime I do I have more problems. I stopped it 3 day ago, and now I have shoulder blade pain so bad I can't turn my head. My right foot around the 2nd toe in the joint is so sore I can't hardly stand let along walk. I tried to stop a week ago and the knee pain was terrible, but went away after I went back on Crestor. I stopped again, and today I have the shoulder blade pain and the toe joint pain. Don't know weather to go back on it to stop the pain or not. Really can't figure out why I'm getting the pain when I stop the drug, unless there is damage there that is caused by Crestor. F 64 7 months
5 mg 1X D
6/15/2013
Email
 1  High cholesterol Started to have shortness of breath that continued to worsen on exertion and even talking shortly after taking Crestor. I have stopped the med but still have shortness of breath. I have seen pulmonary doctors, cardiologists, allergists, etc., and I have had brain scans, eeg's and a right heart catherization. Doctors find nothing wrong. I'm convinced it is the Crestor that I will never take again. F 67 1 years
10 mg 1X D
6/6/2013
Email
 1  For very high cholesterol Every major side effect was experienced. I'm pretty sensitive to medicine and I did not even read the literature to avoid subconscious effects. I don't recommend it if you are sensitive to medications overall. If you are, be vigilant and pay attention to your body including your brain. If you don't have a sensitive CNS, the side effects may not be as bad. However I think this drug is really bad news (at least for me). M 60 21 days
30 MG 1X D
5/30/2013
Email
 1  high cholesterol and triglycerides Took smallest dose and it definitely made a difference in lab results but at what expense. Leg muscle aches and the fear of acquiring diabetes is why I discontinued. I now take lovaza no side affects and decreased my triglycerides greatly however not my overall cholesterol counts unfortunately. Feel great now, cutting down on carbs and not ever taking another statin. F 55 4 months
10mg
5/29/2013

 1  Elevated Cholesterol, 221 Leg cramps, tired, fatigue. memory loss, nerve pain in my quads, out of breath, winded with simple exercise. This was a bad decision by both my Doctors and myself. I did not ask questions and am now paying for it. I will be lucky if the drug does not negatively effect my life. I will not take it again. This drug was slowly killing me. M 65 13 months
10 1X D
5/29/2013
Email
 1  High cholesterol Terrible knee and leg pain. At one point knee gave completely out. Stopped taking about 3 weeks ago. Can someone please tell me when aches and pains will go away!! They have eased somewhat since stopping, but still annoying. F 59 10 months
10mg 1X D
5/26/2013
Email
 1  elevated cholesterol I put a one only because there is no option to rate this drug a zero! It took me a while to trace my symptoms back to Crestor. I throught I was loosing my mind. I had pain that started on the right side of my face, then over the next few days spread down my neck, back and chest. Extreme lethargy, shortness of breath, and memory loss. Unable to finish a sentence without stopping to think about what I was trying to say. Became so weak I was unable lift my toddler out of his bed. Before I realized what was causing my problems I told my husband I can only describe what I was feeling as if I had been poisioned. I have worked in the medical field for 18 years and think my physician is one of the best, but I would stop seeing him before I ever took this drug again! F 38 5 weeks
10 MG
5/20/2013

 1  High Cholesterol Painful tendinitis, calf and foot muscle cramps, irritability and depression, back pain, irregularity, lump in throat with feeling of phlegm that I cannot clear. I'm stopping today--I would rather have a sudden stroke or heart attack and die than live like this. M 41 10 months
20 MG
5/12/2013

 3  high cholesterol not sure if it is causing memory loss but i stopped taking it yesterday after seeing my dr. it brought my cholesterol numbers in a good range but i either have the beginning of dementia or possibly a side affect of crestor. i will post when i know more. F 65 8 months
5 1X D
5/2/2013
Email
 1  Cholesterol Too many aches and pains to be just age-related, some numbness and other mental issues (forgetfulness, etc.). I strongly suggest you do some research: *http://www.drsinatra.com/ and *http://www.jonnybowden.com/ (remove asterisk) Both the men authored a book called, The Great Cholesterol Myth and it blew me away. In a nutshell: WOMEN and the ELDERLY should NOT be on any statin drugs. Elderly NEED cholesterol and there is no benefit for women, AND there are studies that show it could possibly cause diabetes in pre and post menopausal women. It's criminal what these drug companies and doctors are doing to us. Please spend some time - you can even listen to this video (hours 2, 3 and 4) - best of luck to all of you/us *http://zfirelight.blogspot.com/2013/03/03-11-13-cholesterol-myth-jonny-bowden.html F 54 13 years
20 MG 1X D
4/12/2013
Email
 5  high cholesterol None I took Pravachol and Zocor before my Dr. started me on Crestor. By far Crestor lowered my cholesterol better than the other medications, and improved my ratio considerably. My HDL is low and therefor it was very important for me to lower my LDL level and with Crestor I achieve my goal numbers. M 66 1.5 years
20mg 1X D
3/9/2013
Email
 1  High cholesterol My problems began after taking Crestor for 7 years. In Nov,.2012 my liver enzymes were elevated. I then developed EXTREME CONSTIPATION, Nausea, Lack of appetite, weight loss, Thrombocytopenic purpura (bruises that look purple), facial swelling, pain in my right side and Extreme FATIGUE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. I had an endoscopy which was normal, an MRI which was normal. No Dr. knew what to to help me. Despite abnormal blood tests, my Dr. continued to keep me on Crestor. On 1/30/2013 I discontinued Crestor. Constipation, nausea and loss of appetite improved. Still have bruising. I still have EXTREME FATIGUE and Type 2 Diabetes (I'm thin and have no family history). I am now depressed because I've spent 4 months in bed and can only go out for 4 hours and then I become excruciatingly tired. Does anyone know if fatigue will ever resolve? F 68 7 years
10mg 1X D
3/9/2013
Email
BACK TO TOP
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18