CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 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
 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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