CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 3  HIGH CHOLESTROL bad lower back pain, weight gain, depression, forgetfulness F 49 6 months
20mg 1X D
5/18/2011
 1  high colestrol at 1st shoulder pains , then terrible groin and stomach, headaches , chest pains and lump in the throat change my diet and get off this drug asap M 46 3 months
1X D
5/18/2011
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 1   Very dizzy, mucscle aches and severe depression - don't want to see anyone or go outside - just feel like crying. think I should stop taking this drug. F 63 2 months
30 1X D
5/16/2011
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 1  cholesterol Muscle and joint pain, neuropathy Finally put 2+2 together and realized that the Crestor is slowly making me crippled. Have felt like a 100 yr old woman getting up and down out of chairs and my couch. Started getting numbness in feet, hands and arms during sleep which has now gotten worse. i've stopped taking crestor and are taking some vitamins in hope to reverse the neuropathy. Going to tell my doctor at my next visit in a couple weeks that I'm not going back on any statins. Hopefully I feel a difference soon. F 51 10 years
20 mg 1X D
5/13/2011
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 1  HIGH CHOLESTEROL Anxiety and depression I have stopped the drug allready This is the third one I have tried to take. I obviously can not take them F 45
5 1X D
5/11/2011
 1  high cholesterol Overall aches and pains, especially in my upper legs I was on Zocor for about 9 months first. It really helped my cholesterol numbers, but I was in agony. My doctor told me to stop taking it, lose some weight and we'd recheck the numbers in a few months. I felt so much better but the numbers went up again. He insisted I should try Crestor. Within weeks, I was back to pain - couldn't walk, get up from sitting, do stairs. After a year, I said that was it. I found a supplement that had red yeast rice in it that was supposed to lower cholesterol without the painful side effects. I've been off Crestor for two months and feel like a new person again. I am exercising a lot more, watching what I eat and will be checking the numbers in another month. I don't ever want to go on any statin again. F 57 1 years
10 mg 1X D
5/11/2011
 3  blocked coronary arteries Heavy legs, trouble sleeping, aching calves. Very effective at reducing cholesterol, went from total 262 down to 111, ldl from 136 to 47. Had very bad plaque build up-11 stents since Sept. 2010. I'm on several other drugs that could be inducing symptoms so ti's really hard to attribute any particular thing to Crestor. Some of the symptoms have been improving so I am hoping they go away as I need to take something because of how prone to plaque build up I am. M 57 3 months
40 mg 1X D
5/10/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol Joint pain, gout, pain in the ball of my feet, fatigue. My cardiologist has tried me on several cholesterol meds, but they have all had a negative affect on my kidneys, thus I was switched to a different med. Crestor has lowered my cholesterol and doesn't show any kidney problems in my blood work. HOWEVER, I have never been in such pain in my life. It started with hip and knee pain. Then the ball of my foot and toes have hurt to walk on for 2 months. Now my shoulder hurts so badly I can't lift anything. Just this week, I have 2 knuckles in my fingers swelled with gout. I finally googled Crestor pain and found this website and many others with similar problems. I have stopped Crestor and will not go back on. Hopefully the joint problems will go away with time. It's gotten to the point I feel like a 90 year old. By the end of the day I can barely walk up a flight of stairs my pain is so bad. It's gotten to the point that I am sitting on a heating pad for hip pain, icing my shoulder, I wrapped 2 toes because I thought maybe I had somehow broken them (but I am confident now it's pain in the ball of the foot as it is now hurting in both feet), I have been eating cherries for the gout and ibuprofen by the handful each day. What a mess and I'm only 43. My parents are getting around far better than I am. I am determined to stay off the cholesterol meds and figure out a natural remedy or supplement. I will live with the high cholesterol rather than all this pain even if it does take a few years off. Quality of life should F 43 4 months
10 1X D
5/6/2011
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 2  cholesterol terribile pain in the upper neck and myalgia. Sleeping problems and tired. Will not take this drug as it is not helping me, will go back to red rice yeast, niacin and diet changes M 46 1 months
.5 1X D
5/5/2011
 1  high cholesterol general fatigue, crippling joint pain, back pain I was on crestor for 3 months. generally felt lousy. had tennis elbow for whole time that wouldn't go away, trouble sleeping. i would take 1800mg advil at night and wake up in middle of night to take more. I accidentally forgot to take meds for 4 days on a trip and everything disappeared. I stopped for 2 weeks and told my doctor I was not taking it again. He said i was in 5% of population who couldn't metabolize it and tried to put me on another drug. i refused. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. I continue to have joint pain 1 month later and am afraid of permanent damage. Also, i became very forgetful towards end of 3 months. I will never touch this again. M 42 90 days
10 1X D
5/5/2011
 3  High Cholesterol I had been taking Crestor for around 12 mths. Over this time I just felt like crap. I constantly had chest pain which scared me, I felt dizzy at times and always tied. I didn't put it down to Crestor. I didn't know what it was. Than I did a bit of research and discovered this website. I stopped taking Crestor around 3 weeks ago and have felt so good within days. Chest pains have gone, energy levels have increased and my dizziness has stopped. I will now have to look at other options as this drug is scary. Bathurst NSW Australia . Be carefull. I just wonder what long term effects this may have on me. M 42 1 years
10mg 1X D
5/4/2011
 1  HIGH CRP LEVEL After only being on Crestor x 3 wks, I had begun to develop what felt like brain fog and fatigue...just could not think clearly at all and all I wanted to do was lay on the couch. Meanwhile, my ankles began to be extremely painful, and swelling to the point of not being able to see my ankle bone, then came the hip, knee and wrist pain and stiffness. Somehow through all the brain fog, I realized this all came on me since I had been taking the Crestor. After the 3rd week I stopped taking it. It has been 3 wks since I have been off it and still the ankle swelling and stiff joints. My GP has done blood work to check for muscle damage, but was nl. Pain and swelling was so bad, I ended up at an urgent care, thought I had gout in my ankles, doc said it could be an effect from Crestor, gave me 2 wk rx of prednisone in hopes it would reduce my swelling, which it did. Uric acid level came back nl. Swelling and pain came back soon after taking all prednisone. Back to GP this wk, ds THIS DRUG WILL CRIPPLE YOU, DO NOT..I REPEAT..DO NOT TAKE THIS ****!!!! F 38 2 weeks
5 MG 1X D
5/1/2011
 2  High cholesterol I felt generally weak, with stiff joints and achey muscles. When I started having difficulty using stairs, I stopped taking the Crestor. These side effects are unacceptable. I'm only 55 yrs old. Crestor did bring my cholesterol down; but, I refuse to put up with the side effects. F 55 2 months
10 mg 1X D
4/27/2011
 1  high cholestrol had to completely stop this and other statins that i tried. Made it so that I couldn't walk! Thought I was going to be in a wheelchair. Problems in legs, knees went away after stopping the medication. F 54 3 months
10 1X D
4/27/2011
 4  stroke none no issues with Crestor M 60 1 years
20 1X D
4/23/2011
 3  High cholesterol and triglycerides Depression, lack of motivation, loss of libido, muscle aches. Cholesterol down from 300 to 200! Symptoms much worse on original dose of 10 mg/day but still there on 5 mg 3xweek. Had muscle aches with Vytorin that occurred very gradually over 18 months. Felt like I was age 95. No change in CPK or liver functions. 6 months for symptoms to go away completely. Stopped Crestor 1 week ago; hoping they will go away sooner this time. F 51 6 months
5 MG 3X W
4/22/2011
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 1  High LDL Sore ankles, muscles at hip joints, neck, back, along with numbness in toes. Memory loss, decreased muscle strength, no energy, no desire to exercise due to sore muscles and weakness. Constant muscle ache, especially at night. Must sleep to get relief. Crestor will bring blood LDLs etc. into line, but the side effects are very hard to deal with. In this case the cure may be more harmful than the disease itself. M 68 4 months
10 mg 1X D
4/18/2011
 1  statins Ok i wrote a thread on 3/3/2011 regarding the severe pain in my ancles / legs and arm which basicaly reduced me to a criple i needed a stick for support as the pains in my feet were so bad..had xrays but all proved normal ..doctor said it could be a chipped bone yep could be!!!!!..i said to my doc well if its a chipped bone in my left foot then how come i now got the same pains apearing in my right foot .......could be inflamation etc etc etc no way could it be the statins anyway to cut to the chace i have stopped taking these statins as an experiment and up to date now 15/04/2011 (took about 8 weeks to get e'm out of my system) I can walk again without any discomfort - I dont need a stick for support anymore and life is back to normal and i can now walk arround normally...will i take this tablet from hell again - no way i will try keeping my cholesteral down by normal means if it exeeds the limit then tough its better that a life of pain and being crippled..sorry for being so blunt but thats what they did to me. M 71 5 years
20 1X D
4/15/2011
 1  high choleterol Slight headache, terrible weakness in legs and arms, arms and hands tingle sensation, Muscle spasms and cramps in the legs and lower back. I was on 10 MG for some time, Doctor increased the dosage to 20 MG about 2 months ago, since then I have the headaches, never had a history or headache before. I have been for blood tests and Doctor said every thing is normal. I have gained 60 LBS. because of inability to do anything due to the sever pains in legs and arms and back. It seems like a vicious circle I am in , Doctor says I need to exercise, How if I can't move ? I am at a lose ! M 57 2 years
20 MG 1X D
4/12/2011
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 5  high cholesterol None. Only drug that brought my LDL down to acceptable levels. F 55 6 years
10MG 1X D
4/10/2011
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