CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 2  high cholestrol sternal and rib pain, upper abdominal pain, pain below R shoulder blade, tinitis, bloating, bowel movements with mucus. bilateral vitrial detachment of eyes. Most side effects decreased when drug stopped, but didn't go away completely. Return of abdominal, rib pain and bowel problems after 5 days of restarting Crestor. ultra sound detected no gall bladder problemes, unable to visualize pancrias, minor liver enlargement. slight WBC decrease. Switching to pravachol. Crestor was effectivly controlling cholesterol without the libido problems of Zocor. M 65 2 years
5 mg 1X D
7/6/2012
 1  high LDL In just 9 days and escalating daily, I now have daily frontal and top headaches and general scalp tightness, aggitated thinking with reduced concentration powers, poor short-term recall, calf muscle tenderness, weakened sense of balance, wrist joint and elbow soreness, feelings similar to kidney infection though normal urine color, sudden swelling of hands and feet, fuzzier vision, continual borderline nausea and loss of appetite, negative change in taste buds [ticks me off!], jittery feelings all day as though wound up by some breathing aide, a surprising number of dark bruises up to quarter size with no signs of clearing up soon, tingling of hand and foot 'palms' , sudden insomnia despite bodily tiredness. These folks' experiences are downright frightening. With 4 cardiac stents, I've been on all other meds for 1 or more years, so I'm positive my recent symptoms must be coming from Crestor. Having the habit of thoroughly reading the pharmacy company research reports, it sounded worth a try to control atherosclerosis which brought on the stents. I also wanted to control ascites, the swollen abdomen fluid issue, better. WRONG. Yesterday I searched the cloud for Crestor info. What a terrific site this is! I also searched natural foods which lower LDL -- and repeatedly got "EAT APPLES". One large or 2 small a day has been shown in repeated clinical tests of thousands of people to reduce LDL as much as 16% and also to help stabalize body insulin and reduce Alz risks as a bonus -- all without side effects. Apples also assist in keeping stents from clogging up and have a positive reduction effect on plaque in arteries. I'm pitching the Crestor and replacing it with those pectin-containing apples today! F 64 10 days
20 1X D
6/30/2012
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 1  high cholesterol I posted on the 26th, which showed up as the 27th. The guy with the right wrist, then elbow, then left knee, then left elbow going out. I had trouble opening a jar that had already been opened. I was in deep trouble. I googled, "crestor and joint pain," and came here. What a godsend. I have stopped taking crestor for about 62 hours now. What a remarkable recovery! I'm about 80% recovered and anticipate full recovery. It is nearly beyond belief that doctors don't warn patients going in about this. Some can take crestor with none of these effects and good for them. My wife has been on crestor and it has taken her cholesterol down with no serious effects. She has put on some pounds. That's something I forgot to mention. I put on 15 pounds with zero change to my diet on this crud. Again, the doctor didn't mention that. I had to google to find out. Since stopping I've already shed some pounds. Wow is this stuff toxic, a poison, for just far too many people. Thank God for the internet and a website like this one. This CorporaGov situation we in the U.S. find ourselves in doesn't much care for the individual. It's about $$$$$ and casualties are just fine.... especially if they start taking more med$/drug$ to try and counteract the effects of the med$/drug$ they've already been put on. Stinks. But again, happy ending. Had to post to encourage others that they too can have recovery. I understand some don't. But it appears many do. To whomever runs this website, Thank You! M 59 3 months
5mg 1X D
6/29/2012
 1  high cholesterol My right wrist and elbow started going out. Then my left knee. Then my left elbow. With associated pain. I went to braces and wraps for the joints. Looking at myself in a full length mirror was a hoot with all that bracing, wrapping. When the left elbow went wham (last night) I took stock. Something was really wrong. This all started clicking in after I started taking crestor. I googled, "crestor and joint pain," last night. I took myself off crestor today. Never again. Will avoid like the plague. There is huge and very serious disconnect for a doctor NOT to warn about these effects, which afflict a whole heck of a lot of people. If I had known I would have discontinued at the very first sign of effect. I'm glad that I've read that many have attained relief after stopping crestor. I hope to be in that crowd. M 3 months
5 mg 1X D
6/27/2012
 1  Cholesterol too high Started out with no side effects, and my cholesterol did come down. However, about 3 weeks ago, my legs began to ache, my feet swelled, and my hands soon followed suit. Then came the fatigue. I also have had a bizarre weight gain/ bloating, particularly around my midsection. I am tall and thin, so suddenly finding my clothes too tight really puzzled me. No doc tells you about that! Stopped taking it today and will not resume it. F 62 3 months
5 mg 1X D
6/12/2012
 1  High Colesterol EXTREME tiredness, confusion, depression, anxiety, mood swings, can't sleep, can't concentrate, weight gain, muscle soreness, heart palpitations, chest pain I originally thought some of my symptoms were due to my husband recently having a heart attack. I truly thought I was losing my mind. Then I found out that the hart palpatations, chest pain, depression & anxiety were all side effects. I quit taking the Crestor 2 weeks ago. I do feel a little more "clear headed" now but I am still extremely tired. I can not wait to "be awake" again!! Would not recommend taking it!! F 36 3 months
1X D
6/7/2012
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 1  TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL SORES, NODULES AND SKIN PEELING WITH BLEEDING ON HANDS AND BACK OF ARMS. CHEST PAIN, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, FLUID RETENTION WITH SWOLLEN HANDS AND FEET. FELT TIRED ALL THE TIME. BEEN OFF IT 2 WEEKS, AND I FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON. THE SORES ON MY HANDS AND ARMS ARE HEALING, ALTHOUGH I STILL HAVE THICK DEAD SKIN ON MY HANDS. NO MORE CHEST PAIN AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. SWELLING OF HANDS AND FEET GONE, I HAVE RELEASED A LOT OF FLUIDS. I HAVE MORE ENERGY, AND ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE DOING THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE AND GARDENING AGAIN. THIS STUFF IS NASTY, I WON'T TAKE IT AGAIN! M 69 75 days
20 1X D
6/1/2012
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 1  Lower Cholesterol I am on a low dose(5mg) but am checking to see what others are experiencing. This is the ONLY drug I take so any changes that have come about can only be from Crestor. Joint/Muscle pain, mild headaches, mild fatigue, lethargy, sleeplessness, rapid weight gain, tendonitis in arms/hands. Constipation and change in bowel movement quality. Arthritic feeling in hands/arms/joints. Malaise/energy drop. I am going off this drug ASAP. I looked in the mirror after just 60 days on it and feel like my body has changed at an alarming rate, I don't even look the same physically as weight has shifted all over my body and I have developed a bloated mid section that has NEVER been an issue. I have great genetics (besides genetic cholesterol elevation) and have always been height-weight proportionate. I started feeling very "different" almost immediately and am SO SO SO glad I followed my hunch about the side effects of this drug. I can't IMAGINE what 10 mg or more would be doing to me but know what 5mg does and thank God I wasn't on more. I am off as of today, they are going in the garbage. I don't want to live to be 80 anyway, few die the way they want and most languish in homes. Die with dignity, not feeling like shit. Take me out with a heart attack. M 45 60 days
5mg 1X D
6/1/2012
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 1  High cholesterol I have gout and borderline hypertension thus taking a combination of medication. I also had an ACL replacement on my knee and been diagnosed with knee arthritis. I work out at least 3x a week just to maintain some health practice. I was prescribed Crestor 10mg and noticed my entire body would be sore and could not recover. Both knees swelled up and are in constant pain & could not figure out what was happening to me until I found all the reviews on this site. I've worked so hard to stay physically healthy while my internal health is a mess. Taking Crestor is the 20 steps back for me. I'm nervous I will not recover from only taking this medication for a month. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Do not take this medication. M 43 30 days
10mg 1X D
5/25/2012
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 1  High Cholesterol Did not realize that the severe mood swings and personality changes that my husband displayed were due to the Crestor. It was so bad, that it almost broke up our marriage. Almost immediately after stopping the Crestor, he is now back to his old, cheerful and wonderful self. This stuff is horrible! Husband was able to go off this terrible drug by eating mainly a vegan diet, (only eating meat once a week). His cholesterol dropped dramatically, and now he is off Crestor and actually has a LOW cholesterol level, since eating a vegan diet. M 49 6 years
10mg 1X D
5/14/2012
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 1  my triglicerites were 20 over norma For all those suffering the severe muscle damage & pain caused by the use of crestor I have found a great deal of relief from a procedure known as prolotherapy! it is a natural method but has worked amazing. Im back to work & has improved my life so much!! I was very sceptical at first but works immediately & is amazing. who would have thaught that medical sugar water could do this. good luck! M 48
10 1X D
5/3/2012
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 1  husband for cholesterol He has violent out rages and mood swings. Lost weight. Almost a personality change. Always angry and in a rage. Doc keep just giving repeat scripts without proper checking up. He does not believe me that it could be the crestor M 50 1 years
5 mg
4/23/2012
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 4  Cholesterol No side effects. M 56 7 months
10mg 1X D
4/22/2012
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 1  High LDL Severe inflammation in sacroiliac region since Day 1. Also general malaise and feeling a bit 'off'. All tolerable until tonight, when I took a 6 hour flight and experienced acute chest pain throughout. The drama in me thought 'heart attack' but rationally it feels muscular. Stopping Crestor immediately and looking for alternatives to statins. F 44 6 days
5mg 1X D
4/17/2012
 1  Prescribed after a double by pass Excruciating pains in the calfs and thighs; anemia, shortness of breath, fever, panic attacks The doctor also felt his cholesterol at 200 was too high, and was happy that his cholesterol dropped to 101. The leg pains haven't gone away even though he immediately stopped taking Crestor; the blood tests showed hemoglobin count of 11 instead of 14, white blood cells went up and the sedimentation rate, which indicates infection somewhere in the body, was 108 instead of 0 to 20. He is presently in the hospital so they could run a battery of tests sooner rather than late. I would love to hear from Crestor users who also experienced severe pains of the calfs and thighs, fever, shortness of breath, panic attacks, etc. M 83 4 months
5 1X D
4/12/2012
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 5  High Cholesterol Some foot and shoulder pain, however I have occasionally suffered these pains before taking this drug and it may be a coincidence. These discomforts only occured for several months and I have had no more problems. It lowered my cholesterol to within normal levels which a strict diet did not do. Have had no other side effects and it has reduced my risk of cardiac infarction which can only be a good thing. I also try to maintain a good diet and exercise daily. F 60 9 months
5 1X D
4/5/2012
 1  High Cholesterol severe pain in feet, legs, chest, arms, hands, neck and lower back. blurred vision, dizziness, extreme fatigue, bloat, weight gain I am stopping my dosage as of today. I want to make sure that this is the drug causing the problems. I am also on a daily dose of effient. M 50 4 months
20 1X D
4/5/2012
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 1  High cholesterol Bad pain in hamstring all the time. I would love to be included in a class action lawsuit I was fine before this crap. Never take this it will ruin your life. 44 years old and can't run with my grandson thanks a lot you poison pushers. Stopped taking 2 months ago pain does not go away. Will speak to lawyers hope to have a lawsuit someday. M 44 3 months
10 mg
4/4/2012
 1  Hi LDL Pain all over my body, Back, Knee. M 67 2 years
40mg 1X D
3/13/2012
 1  To lower chlosterol All of a sudden this fall my muscles are aching like hell, I've got unexplained brusing in my muscles, I can hardly walk, leg muscles tingling, etc, etc..... I got off it and all went away within 4 days.... I will NEVER go back on that crap. M 64 6 years
10mg 1X D
3/6/2012
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