CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  high cholesterol lower back pain that never stopped hurting no matter what I did. I tried chiropractice, exercises and ice. The pain was gone 7 days after I stopped taking the drug. check out spacedoc.com for interesting news on cholesterol and pain F 56 1 years
10 1X D
7/1/2011
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 1  Cholestorol higher than ideal pane across backside developed suddenly making it all but impossible to get out of bed in the morning This was very sharp pane, most of which went away shortly after stopping and going back to Lipitor which I had taken for several years before starting Crestor. Then I found that I could no longer tolderaate Lipitor even at a 10 mg dose per day. Net result is that the damage caused by Crestor goes on even when I stopped taking it and think they should ban this drug. I can't imagine why the FDA does not stop sale of Crestor but I doubt if most doctors are reporting the problems. I'm sure mine didn't. M 69 4 weeks
10 mg 1X D
6/26/2011
 3  high cholesterol After 9 months I began to experience sore lower back, butt cheeks, and intestinal cramps. It is hard to get a good nights sleep because I feel uncomfortable no matter what position I am in. Exercise does not help with the soreness or aches. Crestor of 20mg per day has reduced my bad cholesterol from 290 to 116. My good cholesterol is around 50. I reduced my intake of Crestor to 10 mg per day and the Doctor notice that my good cholesterol declined right away while the bad stayed at about 116. My doctor now wants me to add 10mg of Zetia to get my bad level below 100. I have asked about the soreness and the Doctor said it is because I am overweight, 290 pounds. I have been at this weight for several years and never experienced this kind of soreness or fatigue. I have made significant changes to my eating habits eating very little red meat, lower fat foods, and eating a more balanced diet. I am not good about exercising regularly. M 58 15 months
20mg 1X D
6/21/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol Muscle and joint soreness. I was a runner and this last year my knees have really started bothering me. I am also a dog walker and can't stand to be so sore all the time. I feel exhausted most of the time and have been put on Welbutrin and Rytalin to help, I am a recovering alcoholic and I am not over weight and don't have a heart problem. I think my numbers were off years ago because of the drinking. All my numbers are perfect now. I don't think I need this medication. F 54 4 years
5 mg 1X D
6/20/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol I lost all strength in my lower legs and back. For the last 12 months I was nearly incapacitated. Changed physicians and the doctor recommended I stop this drug for a couple months to to make sure it was not the cause. That was Wed and today (Sat) I got out of bed and for the first time in over a year I had the strength to stand upright without holding on to the bed! This drug almost killed me! M 49 4 years
10 MG 1X D
6/18/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol Fatigue, muscle weakness, tired (even with COQ-10), edema, puffy face, weight gain, hair loss. This drug has wicked withdrawal! Why is a cholesterol drug affecting my brain is the first question I have to ask? I've taken 10 MG's daily for 1.5 years, decided to stop to see if it was causing my hair loss (it was), after three days I fell into severe fatigue and depression. I couldn't, wouldn't get out of bed. Tried Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin (antidepressants), all of them did absolutely nothing. Out of curiosity, I Googled "Crestor Withdrawal" and the first hit described my withdrawal symptoms. This drug is clearly crossing the blood/brain barrier. You will suffer severe withdrawal should you stop it suddenly or run out of your prescription. This drug should be black-boxed for this reason. Who would think a cholesterol drug could affect your nervous system and brain? M 40 1.5 years
10 1X D
6/17/2011
 1  suspected TIA feeling dizzy, hands legs and all over body tingling, aches and pains that were not there before and just generally not feeling the same F 47 90 days
10mg 1X D
6/15/2011
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 2  high cholesterol bad hdl/ldl number Cramps in left calf. Cramps and pulling sensation in left hamstring area. Feels exactly like a pulled hamstring. Are these side effects indicative of a bigger problem that may be affecting other areas including organs? M 63 7 days
5mg 3X W
6/14/2011
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 1  high cholesterol I was originally put on 10 mg and the leg and feet cramps were unbearable. These were made worse after exercising. I finally cut my dose in half and only took it every other night but I still had problems. I have a job working on a computer and have had prior carpal and cubital tunnel surgery. Even after the surgery, my wrists and elbows would ache and the numbness would go down my fingers. I thought it was coming back until I stopped taking Crestor and realized my pain was coming from the drug. I have also tried Pravachol,Lipitorand Zocor. They have all done the same thing to me. F 50 1 years
5 mg 1X D
6/12/2011
 1  to regulate my cholesterol level excruciating pains in my right leg, back muscole pain, swelling of my wrist & pain in my arm Crestor reduced my bad cholesterol level, but provoked muscle pain, which has been very hard to bear. If I had the choice now of taking or not taking Crestor, I would have chosen not to have taken it. F 62 2 years
1X D
6/10/2011
 1  High Cholesterol In February 2011 my doctor convinced me to up my dosage to 10 mg even though my numbers were good. He wanted to see them improve. Within 3 weeks I had severe leg pain from hip to knee. I went back to 5mg. As of today I still have discomfort in my left hip and have a noticeable limp most of the time. I had a bad experience with Zocarr 20mg about 10 years ago. I was only in my forties and I ached terribly. I finally realized from a tv commercial that muscle ache was a side affect and stopped the Zocarr. After a few years my doctor at the time convinced me to try Crestor 5 mg. It did a great job lowering my numbers but I never really felt as good physically. As the FDA finally shares this important information I decided no more statins for me. The doctors and the drug companies are done using me as a science experiment. Eat right, exercise and enjoy life to its fullest. M 54 5 years
5mg 1X D
6/9/2011
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 4  High cholesterol (8.9), LDL and Tgr First two days I felt somewhat dizzy, but I am not sure that it is only because of medicine. No other visible side effects whatsoever. To be honest, I was terrified by various information about side effects of statin drugs and I postponed start for a year. I am still not sure what damage it can do to my body, but my cholesterol level is 4.1 (5.0 is border line). I am also taking CQ-10 tabs daily. Sport is part of my daily routine and I have tried eating quality food for over two years now. Nothing helped in fight against cholesterol. Even today, I am thinking that 8.9 wasn't actually that high to start taking medicine. M 41 200 days
10 1X D
6/2/2011
 5  high cholesterol NONE The drug succesfully lowered my cholesterol and I've none of the side effects others have listed. I've had NO side effects. I wonder if others could have have so many things wrong that Crestor isn't the reason for all of their symptoms. I was in great health except for the high cholesterol and slightly elevated BP. I regularly recommend Crestor to friends who are on other statins and having side effects since I've had none. M 59 5 years
10mg 1X D
6/1/2011
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 2  High Cholesterol Sore knees, always hurt. I took the medication at night to help relieve the pain, but it persisted through the day. I went to Crestor after having the same effects from Lipitor I stopped taking it 3 weeks ago - knees still ache, left finger tips are numb - always, left arm goes numb periodically, sore left shoulder, pain in the middle of my neck. energy level ok, lower back hurts periodically - it feels like my body is a wreak. M 51 5 months
5mg 1X D
6/1/2011
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 1  Cholestoral too high Very sore legs, unexplained constant pain. Sore chest left side, right elbow so painful at night can't sleep, constantly waking up. Hips are starting to get very sore, can't sit without pain. I never would have taken this medication if I read these comments from everyone first. Some one told me that instead of this same medication they were on they stopped and started taking Flax seed ground up in food. Levels dropped and stayed down. I went out and bought some yesterday. I will be contacting my doctor about stopping this med. I started cutting tablet in 1/2, will stop after 3-4 days then stop all together. M 52 4 months
20 1X D
5/30/2011
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 4  cholesterol dizziness headache minor muscle pain M 37 6 months
10mg 1X D
5/29/2011
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 1  cholestrol muscle pain ...breathing problems...swelling throat and tongue...numbness lips ..slurring speech...have been off 6 wks ..feeling much better M 63 8 months
5mg 1X W
5/29/2011
 1  High Cholesterol Server pain in my left side chest area, lower back pain, painful feet can hardly walk at times, hurts to raise my shoulders, left elbow hurts all the time, all my fingers feel num. Even though I have high cholesterol, I eat a healthy diet, and exercise, I did not want to take statins, until my GP insisted on it. My chest pain is so server that i think I'm having an heart attach, my feet are so painful to put them on the floor, this has now stopped me exercising, and with all the other problems, I would rather have high cholesterol, than all this. I feel that I have put 20 years on my life. I don't recommend these to anyone. F 55 1 months
5 1X D
5/27/2011
 1  for cholesterol M 55
20 mg 1X D
5/26/2011
 1  High Cholesterol weakness in hands and feet, can't walk without crutches or help, can't do normal activities, no strength in arms or legs Stopped taking on May 16, still feel the same hopefully get better soon and walk again M 43 7 months
5mg 1X D
5/24/2011
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