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 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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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 1  high cholesterol Pain to shoulder and forgetfulness tingling to left hand and fatigue. F 44 1 months
40 mg
7/6/2013
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 4  High cholesterol. No side effects. My doctor has me on a vitamin D regimen also. M 56 8 months
10mg 1X D
3/7/2013

 1  to regulate cholesterol Loss of strength in upper body and leg muscles. Extreme bone and joint pain. I thought my symptoms were a sign of aging until I read an article about Crestor's side effects. I started with a dose of 3x per week and my Dr upped it to 4, then 5 times per week. I even signed up for a gym to build up my strength but my muscles kept getting worse. Why don't doctor's think about this? F 65 17 months
5 mg 5X W
3/1/2013

 1  High cholesterol Amnesia, disorientation, rapid growing cataracts in both eyes, mood swings, personality changes, irritability, passing out, fatigue, continual problems even after discontinuing drug M 48 2 years
10 my
3/1/2013
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 1  High Cholesterol I had pain in my right hip that was diagnosed by an orthopedic specialist after x-rays that it was a muscle that was the cause of the pain. He told me that it was the Crestor that was causing the problem, and that it had caused him muscle pain in his calf after taking it. I stopped taking the drug and after 3 weeks the pain is gone. What is most remarkable after stopping the drug is that my energy level is greatly increased and I no longer am short of breath after mild exertion. I was depressed while taking this drug and did not even realize it until I stopped taking it. My mood and attitude toward life is unbelievable different. This is truly a dangerous drug to some people and I was one of them and did not even know it. M 68 2 years
10 MG 1X D
3/1/2013

 1  High chloesterol No side effects for first 9 months. At one year muscle soreness, tendinitis in elbows, soreness in heels, and general feeling of fatigue. Dramatically reduced cholesterol levels but quit taking 4 days ago and side effects have 80% gone away. Will contact Dr to try either diet or natural health regimen. No more statins for me! M 60 1 years
5mg 1X D
2/27/2013
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 1  cholesterol I have been rendered crippled because of that drug. I started with Lipitor. I couldn't stand on my feet more than 5-10 minutes. I had to leave my job (after 10 years). People should know that this drug or any statin drug is a fraud and will destroy your health, Read the book: Your doctor is a liar by James Paul Rogusky (565 pages). It is free online. Rename the book after each reading with the page number as a bookmark. M 64 5 years
10 1X D
2/20/2013
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 1  stint high cholesterol Lump in throat. Balls of feet swollen and painful to walk. Chest pain and heart pulpitations. Weight gain. Memory Loss ...for example: Honey grab my......(thinking) laptop. I can not complete a sentence without thinking of one of the words that are in the sentence. Calf pain at night...effects my sleep. Weight gain of 30 pounds in 3 years. Hurtsreally bad to get on my feet in the morning. Lower back pain...horrible pain! Tingling in my fingers and sore shoulder and neck on left side. I stopped taking crestor 5 days ago and I hope and pray my memory and body feels better real soon. I also have a mucus in my throat that I try to get up and I must blow my nose every morning to get the mucus out of my nose and throat..always feel like a lump in throat I hope there is no permanent damage. I do not think we are being told about ALL of the side effects. I have blamed my symptoms on everything but crestor. Had lung xrays, scopes, and the wire up the leg into the heart for chest pains. I have come to believe it is the crestor. Hopefully things will get better real soon! NEVER AGAIN WILL I TAKE STATINS..the good does not out weigh the bad. F 53 3 years
10mg 1X D
2/19/2013
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 1  High Cholesterol Muscle and joint pain/weakness. Severe tingling/neuropathy developed after taking more than 10 years. Thought I had developed a severe condition as the neuropathy was constantly there. After many tests, the specialist physician suggested I discontinue Crestor. I have been off for 2 months and there has been significant improvement. Neuropathy not entirely gone though. F 55 15 years
10 1X D
2/4/2013

 1  Elevated cholesterol Chronic leg cramps and then chronic muscle spasms in upper right side of my back leaving me in agony and crying in pain. At first I didn't understand what was happening and then the penny dropped as I traced my symptoms back to taking Crestor. When my doctor (who is usually excellent) first gave it to me he said "there are no side effects". Well, there certainly are because only a few days after ceasing to take Crestor the pain started to subside until two weeks post Crestor almost all the pain is gone. After reading some of the other patient stories I think I am lucky. I feel really angry that my doctor gave me this drug as it is extremely dangerous. F 67 6 weeks
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1/24/2013

 1  Cholesterol Extreme shortness of breath and doctors cannot determine why. It started when I went on Crestor, but was assured it was not a side effect. F 66 1.5 years
10 mg 1X D
1/19/2013
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 1  high cholesterol last month became very nauseated,with pain in upper right side,could not eat.Liver enzymes were extremely high,plus my liver was and still is inflammed.Have weakness in left arm and leg. Had I had known the serious adverse effects of this drug I never would have taken it.Having hypothyroidism and problems with my bile duct I feel the doctor who put me on this dropped the ball.No monthly liver enzyme tests were ordered.Now my enzymes are through the roof.Scheduled for an ERCP tomorrow,worried about what will be found. I usually read up on the medications I am precribed,this time I didn't.Have other things going on,as in loss of memory,tremor,chest pain that comes and goes. I was hoping the effects would go away.Never will I blindly agree to a medication ever again. F 50 1 years
10 1X D
1/17/2013
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 1  slightly elevated cholesterol permanent nerve damage to muscle, awake every hour on the hour whilst trying to sleep. My Dr [cardiologist] overdosed me with no lipid testing during this period. I had cardiac stents fitted without angina/heart attack/ stroke, but one incident of chest pain which lasted for 3 hours. Did not need this drug it has ruined my life. The Dr should have prescribed 10mg not 40mg, reading had gone down to total 4.4 with LDL l.4 on Lipitor 40mg. Then prescribed 40mg of crestor for 5 months, a criminal dosage. M 69 5 months
40mg 1X D
1/15/2013
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 1  lower cholesterol Severe muscle and joint deterioration. Started taking 5 mgs and immediately had bad leg cramps at night in left leg. I had heart valve sclerosis condition so my Cardiac Doc said to continue. I continued to suffer leg cramps until one day I had terrible neck pain. It gradually spread around my entire body. In a month, I had a condition that seemed to resemble Fibromyalgia. I went from being a 68 yr old in great shape to an old man in his 90's. Could not get out of bed. Could not get out of a car seat without huge pain. Tremendous muscle and joint pains. went to all sort of specialists and none of them could diagnose it except to say it might be "Fibromyalgia", their name for anything they cannot explain. I stopped taking Crestor but a lot of damage had already been done. My muscles are half the size and I can barely take a carton of milk from the fridge. My bones have a bad clicking sound when I move. Since dropping Crestor, I have recovered to 75% of my former self. Do not take this drug. M 69 1 years
5 1X D
1/9/2013

 1  cholesterol Elbow, ankle, wrist weaknesses, tenderness, and pain. Since I have started this medication, I have daily experienced these side effects. I really want to stop taking this medication, but of course the docs tell you to continue it. This medication has lowered my bad cholesterol, but at the expense of my body. Don't take this, find a natural statin M 44 2 years
10 1X D
12/24/2012

 4  high familial cholestration normal aging pains- occassional muscle soreness which disappears with healthy exercise had ldl in high 200's - now less than 60-- my BMI is 24-- makes a big difference for good health M 63 730 days
40mg 1X D
12/15/2012

 1  Cholesterol Depression Shortness of Breath Soon as I went off all side effects cleared up F 68 0 days
40 1X D
12/7/2012
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 1  Control the Amount of fat in blood Swelling in my right leg with pain and just pain in my left leg,now after stopping Crestor swelling in right knee has gone no more pain ,stiffness or cramps only pain in my left leg that will not go away. M 62 10 months
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