Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  High Cholesterol / high LDL Extremely painful achilles tendons (now walk like Frankenstein in the a.m. and after sitting for awhile). Also sudden weight gain (round the mid-section). Have been off Crestor for 3 months - damage done - still very, very painful achilles tendons!!! I've always had side effects with statins - but not to this extreme nor have the side effects lasted this long after I stopped taking them.. F 54 60 days
5mg 2X D
 1   my feet ankles and fingers swell daily and hurt . My calves are so sore to walk..I thought it was arthritis but now I think it is this awful med..I cant believe I let my dr. talk me into this med. Does anyone know when I get off which will be tonight , if the swelling and soreness will go away? F 54 30 days
20 1X D
 1  high LDL back, knees, shoulders, ankles, chest pain (odd; could not place it), foggy thoughts. tired. loss of strength. Have worked out for the past 10 years and never had more than the basic pain as would be expected after a harsh workout. I believed at first that i had perfected some exercises and maybe i was getting better results. when the knees and shoulder got really bad i just thought i was overdoing the routine. it was more like biometrics (body weight). I slowed down and went back to the old weights for a couple weeks. i was having trouble with 50% of the old weights. I was hitting max at half the weight. I stopped taking it when it started to feel like i was in a car crash every morning. the odd thing was that my thought process was so poor that i think that is why i couldnít put 2 and 2 together. I got off of it for a month and read a lot. i found this was common. i decided to test it again just to confirm. 5 days ago i took the pills and cut them into quarters. I wa i canít say enough just how much damage i believe this drug did. I feel i have aged decades in just months. i will not take again and will inform as many people as possible M 39 80 days
10 mg 1X D
 1  high cholestrol & trigliserides within 48hrs my thighs were weak, terrible joint pain. my knees had sharp strong pains, my ankles were unstable, could hear a crack sound some days in them. after 11 days i could no longer stand it, and stopped taking crestor. saw doctor next day she agreed stop it it causes muscle problems. but my main concern was it affected my left eye. I went and had an eye exam nothing wrong, but i told him on crestor, he was surprised as very few have eye muscle problems, my left eye was constantly contracting. Since stopping crestor (35 days) my eye problem has gone, but i still have great trouble going up stairs, i hope it will subside. I am now taking krill oil tablets and watching diet, my doctor said go back in 6 wks for a review. This crestor is really not good at all, I was shocked side effects can be permanent in some people. I will never take it again before taking crestor talk about side effects with pharmacist. F 58 11 weeks
10 1X D
 1  High Triglycerides and Cholesterol So much pain on my legs more on the left side. Never been like this before. Intense pain during sleeping time and upon waking up in the morning. It affects my daily work in the hospital as a nurse. Whole body weakness and a little abdominal pain. M 46 3 weeks
10 1X D
 1  High LDL Excruciating pain in both arms. I cannot lift a book without pain, push a door open, and I am only 51, always active, healthy otherwise. Has also increased my belly fat. I have never ever had belly fat in my whole life. I weighed 125 all my life, and now 132 in just 4 weeks, and it's all belly fat! I have taken simvastin with the same side effects. Took weeks to regain my arm strength and the pain to go away. Crestor is doing the same thing. My LDL was 181, my HDL was 68, my Triglicerides 118. All was good except elavated LDL. I am seriously thinking of stopping CRESTOR too. Dam the statins. If I die early at least I won't be in pain every freakin ' day of my life until then. F 51 4 weeks
20 MG 1X D
 4  High LDL and low HDl Wondering know if aches and stiffness are related. Year ago had hip replacement and five months after surgery started having severe muscle spasm in thigh where implant is place and wondering if there is a connection. Has lowed my LDL and raised by HDL. Also take Slow release Niacin at night to supplement since when I raised the Crestor to 40mg. had side effects. Good results with combining the two. F 67 4 years
20mg 1X D
 1  Lower Bad Colesterol Muscle weakness, severe joint pain, constantly tired Have been on Crestor originally 20mg and lowered to 10mg per day. Have continually complained to my doctor about joint and muscle pain. Presently on several other drugs that could cause these side effects. Got to the point I could hardly function, thought I had severe arthritis, tested for it, came back negative. Stopped taking the Crestor for three days since I was on two antibiotics for another problem and suddenly found my joint pain in shoulders and ankles as well as spasms in my back started to get better. Had very hard time sleeping at night due to pain. Finally saw my Dr. again explained what happened and he told me to stop the Crestor. May try another drug. Crestor did work to really lower my colesterol but no worth the pain! M 63 15 months
10MG 1X D
 1  high cholesterol leg muscle pain and weakness, fatigue This drug should be taken off the market!!! My doctor had me on this statin drug for over a year. I now have permanent leg muscle damage which causes pain and weakness in my legs and have to take pain medication every day for the rest of my life! I regret ever taking this horrendous drug! F 52 16 months
5 mg 1X D
 1  To lower cholesterol My doctor put me on Crestor after Zocor did not lower my cholesterol enough...he said that he takes Crestor and likes it. Within a week of starting taking 10mg a day I started having severe knee and leg pain...especially at night, it would wake me up....two weeks ago we began packing to move...I was doing a lot of bending and running up and down stairs....the pain got much worse and I could hardly walk....I thought it was from so much exercise from legs and knees swelled up and hurt so bad I could hard walk. I stopped taking the Crestor about a week ago and will never take it again....I still have swelling and leg pain and I am hoping it goes away after this drug is out of my system. Has anyone had this happen to them...does the pain go away? F 63 6 weeks
10 mg 1X D
 1  Cholesterol Lower back pain, extreme fatigue and short term memory loss. I already suffer from Epstein-Barr Virus which causes fatigue, but in the last 2 weeks, I can't keep my eyes open during the day. I'm done with this drug. F 55 3 weeks
10 MG 1X D
 1  High cholesterol Tingling and pain in both arms. Numbness in left elbow. F 36 14 days
5 1X D
 1  High Choleterol I always split my meds when I start taking something new.. I was on Crestor for 60 days cutting the 5mg pill in half. About 6 weeks into taking the medication, I started loosing my memory. Could not stay focused. I was disoriented.I'm a therapist, so this was hindering my ability to work. I made an appt with a neuologist because I though I had the beginning of dementia or worse. We did tests, but nothing came up. I began to feel paranoid and have the feeling that someone was up close behind me. When I told a friend of mine what I was feeling, He asked if I had started a new drug regiment. I told him I was on Crestor. He suggested I stop taking Crestor and see if the symptoms would disappear. I stopped it immediately and within 3 days, I was my self again. I told the neurologist who was shocked at the results. I wonder how many people have lost the ability to take care of themselves and are in nursing homes for dementia who are just taking Crestor. Keep in mind, I was taking 1/2 of the F 59 60 days
2.5 mg 1X D
 1  high cholesteral Arm pain, like electric shocks. Painful sleeping on shoulder, would wake me. After aspirin, better in the morning. Then it would start up through out the day until evening pain pretty substantial. I quit once for a week. No affects noticed. Quit again ow for one month. Only my right shoulder has night pains. The arm and leg pain I suffered isn't worth lowered cholesteral! I try to eat much more fresh food now. M 61 2 years
20mg 1X D
 1  High Cholesterol Within the 1st few days like everyone else I started to get the muscle & joint pain. That seemed to pass once it got in my system. About 2wks in I developed horrible neck pain on my left side. That continued for WEEKS! I went to my Doctor an explained everything an he brushed it off. At that point I asked to lower my dose from 10mg 1xday to 5mg 1xday. After about a month & 1/2 I started noticing sexual side effects ie: unable to maintain an erection, lose of libido. I was having a horrible time sleeping at night. Just waking up constantly. I've had tightness in my calves. I've had pain in my groin almost like I pulled something. That comes an goes. Let's just sum it up by saying I was having an awful lot of weird side effects. Now here's I am 5 months out an have noticed the biggest side effect of all. It has caused hair loss!! It was gradual but I really started to notice it a few weeks ago. Now as in write my hair is baby thin on top. I can not help but blame the Crestor. It when I was first prescribed Crestor I found this site. I read EVERYTHING on here but like an idiot I still choose not to listen. As of today I'm no longer taking this medication. An hoping that everything my body has gone through is reversible! An that I haven't done to much damage. I'm really praying my hair grows back!! I'm only 39. But I would like to add anyone who found this page please listen to what we're all saying. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION. There no way we can all be crazy with such similar side effects. M 39 5 months
5mg 1X D
 1  High cholesterol high triglyceride Oh my God how sore my left arm is. Legs feel weak, jittery restless like. Chest pains that are infrequent but questionable. Also my blood work came back showing elevated sugar after fasting. Just stopped taking 7/19/11 and will see if things get better. M 45 6 months
20 mg 1X D
 1  high cholesterol I almost died from Crestor, which caused me to have Rhabdomyalysis. My doctor told me theRhadomyalisis was caused from the Crestor deteriorating my muscles and other body organs. The results were dark smelly urin, 105 body temperature, tremors, loss of control over muscles in arms and loss of diaphram muscle making breathing a "forced" issue rather than an involuntary response. I was in the hospital for 10 days on IV fluids and antibiotics. It has taken over a year to get back to breathing on my own, but I now stop breathing in my sleep many nights. I still wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. The doctor told me if I would have not came in to the hospital when I did, I would have died. Bottom line - Crestor WILL lower my cholesterol - but what good is low cholesterol in a dead body? M 50 90 days
35 MG 1X D
 1  cholesterol Extreme joint pain, joint swelling, constipation I started to take Lipitor a few 3 months ago and had serious digestive issues. Constipation. I switched to CRESTOR a few months ago and about a month ago awoke with finger swelling - my elbows, fingers, my body felt awful. i am in decent shape and workout everyday. tonight, after reading all these messages, i am convinced that my body issues are crestor related. I will stop tonight and send another message in a few weeks to let you know if i feel any better. F 48 2.5 months
10 1X D
 1  cholesterol immediately I stared to have leg pain and lower back pain to where I thought my hips were going out. I was exhausted. I have always been healthy never having any pain and always great energy. I stopped it after 5 days. It's been about five days since I took it because I researched it and saw so many people reporting the same thing. The research shows that the drug companies knew about the imminent muscle pain and called it "collateral damage." The bottom line is that drug companies can't be trusted. They have so much money they can get anything approved. I will never take statins again and will take my chances with cholesterol and heart disease. I would rather feel good and die of a heart attack at 70 than [ I'm 55] feel bad and live till 80. STOP TAKING MEDICATIONS THAT DESTROY YOUR MUSCLES. M 55 5 days
5 1X D
 2   leg pain M 65 5 years
30mg 1X D