Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  High Cholesterol I took crestor the first morning and awoke the following morning feeling as if I had lifted weights the day before. I thought maybe I just slept wrong and took it again the second day. On the second day by late night the muscle pain in my arms and shoulders was worse. I will never take it again.... Muscle pain in upper body. F 41 2 days
10 1X D
 3  High Cholesteral Leg cramping, especially in the calves, leg weaknes, general all around muscle soreness, insomnia & constipation. I was taking Lipitor for about 3 years, I got tired of the soreness and my Dr switched me to Crestor. Guess what?...same problem! Today I can hardly sit still for the muscle soreness. I am also having insomnia ( worse then normal) and constipation, which I have not had a problem with for almost 2 years.I could not figure out why all of a sudden I was getting cramping in my lower legs and many times when I get up, all of a sudden I feel like they are going to give out on me. Well, after reading the posts, I understand it all. I am going to start taking CO Q 10, it helped when I was on Lipitor. Guess because of the heriditary high cholesteral, I do not have much choice if I want to live. That said, good luck to everyone else out there. Thanks for posting, now I know its not all in my head!! F 48 2 months
10mg 1X D
 2  high overall cholesterol muscle pain in neck and upper arms, dizziness I've been on Crestor for a year and a half and just recently started having severe muscle pain. My cholesterol went from 250 overall to 150 in only one month but if this muscle pain is due to the Crestor then I'm going to search for something better. I can't hardly do my regular activities. It seems like the muscle pain is much stronger after 3 PM or so and keeps me awake at night. F 59 1.5 years
5 mg. 1X D
 1  Borderline high cholesterol Didn't have any side effects for the first 20 days of taking this drug, now I am having side effects for the last 8 days. Severe joint pain in my hands & fingers, knees & ankles, along with a tingling and burning sensation in my legs and lower back pain. I now have to take a pain reliever to combat this awful pain I feel all over, which only takes it down to a dull ache, not going away completely. Also have a feeling like I have food stuck in my throat which is a odd & very uncomfortable feeling. I have waves of nausea at all times of day & night. Tired & extreme weakness, I have to push myself to work out. Sleepless nights, tossing & turning with a achy body. My brain is in a fog and have had headaches off & on, which I rarely ever had a headache before. My neck gets stiff and now my skin has become sensitive to the touch. I also noticed my urine is a dark amber color, a different color from my usual vitamin urine, and now have diarrhea once a day for the For me this drug is not worth the awful side effects. If I am put in a higher risk of possibly having atherosclerosis, blood clot, heart attack or stroke, then I will take my chance on this maybe happening one day compared to feeling ill from side effects all day, every day. F 48 28 days
10mg 1X D
 1  HDL too low, LDL too high I've only been on this 6 days but have already experienced dizziness, can't complete sentences, saying different words than what I'm thinking, jittery, leg spasms, muscle cramps...mostly I feel like I've been poisoned. No matter how bad my HDL/LDL might be NOTHING is worth this. This feels lethal to my system. I can only imagine what happened PRIOR to "perfecting" this drug. My doctor wanted to prescribe me something else and I said I'm done with these drugs. I'm treating myself naturally (diet and exercise) and I'm taking my business and my body to a naturopath. If you love your body and yourself, you'd do the same. Don't even start this crap. Unfortunately I found this website after I started taking it. If you like to play wack-a-mole then try crestor ... just be prepared for other things to pop up that are just as crazy as high/low/irregular cholesterol. This drug is poison. I've not taken it in 48 hours and I still feel all the symptoms but I am committed to detoxing from this pharmeceutical nightmare. F 52 6 days
1X D
 1  high total &ldls fatigue.legs hurt so bad i want to cry and puke at same time. i feel like death would be better! i dont think straight and i feel like i'm 90 instead of 50! i feel really bad!! i cant take this any longer. dying from a heart attack would probably be more humane. no proof this drug will keep me alive longer anyway.[family history] when your time is up it's up why not feel good for as long as you can? no more for me this killer! F 53 8 months
40MG 1X D
 2  lower cholesteral numbers No side effects after two years. The problem is that is hasn't worked after two years. My Dr. tells me that 40mg is the highest he can give me. I have been eating healthier and exercising but my numbers wont go down. This has been a waste of money for me. M 42 2 years
40 1X D
 5   Cardiologist put me on Lipitor after a stent procedure and I had very bad reaction to Lipitor (Muscle cramps, fatigue) and could not tolerate it. A later switch to Crestor provided the cholesterol treatment I needed without the side effects I had with Lipitor. M 58 120 days
20 1X D
 3  High tricylerides Have been experiencing facial tingling for 5 months. MRI showed small vessel blood disease but no indication for the tingling. Neurogist and Rheumy think it could be Crestor. Calling my doctor to see if she can prescribe something else. Now I'm wondering if some of my other symptoms can be caused by Crestor. Also taking high dose of Tricor. M 68 1 years
5 mg 1X D
 4  High Cholesterol Had severe muscle soreness the first time I took it. Sore to the point i could barely walk. Had to stop the drug. However, was watching Dr. Oz on TV, who recommended taking 200mg of CoQ10. Apparently Crestor depletes the CoQ10 in the muscles causing problems. I started taking the CoQ10, went back on the Crestor and have been pain free. It works!!!!! F 64 90 days
10mg 1X D
 1  High Cholesterol Swelling, Joint Pain, Memory Loss, Chest Pain, Nausea, Fatigue My doctor prescribed me a cholesterol lowering medication at my own request. I knew my levels were too high. After the third day I experienced chest pains and felt like I had just ran a marathon and was about to pass out. I stopped taking it until I could talk to my doctor. She asked me to give it another try and I did not experience anymore chest pain, but I have felt completely drained, My whole body is swollen (my clothes are getting very tight but my diet has not changed. It started with my heel aching with no explanation (after walking all day I can barely walk upstairs to bed. Now the muscles around my elbow hurt like I just had the workout of a lifetime. I have trouble finding words to complete sentences and my speech slurs occasionally. I am afraid people are going to start thinking I am drunk! F 39 2 months
10mg 1X D
 2  high cholesterol Since commencing Crestor, I have developed anxiety and a jittery feeling, dry mouth, insomnia and slight nausea. Had difficulty functioning at work yesterday so have taken the rest of the week off work. It is, of course,possible that these symptoms are my personal response to having high cholesterol and being directed to take medication for it. If that is the case, the number of similar posts suggests others have had a similar response. F 54 6 days
10mg 1X D
 1  Cholesterol high Fatigue , Bowel Problems, Memory Loss, Muscle Weakness Yes.. Crestor does lower Cholestrol.. but at a price.. I have been on the Lipitor,Crestor trip on and off for years now. Have had bad side effects, taken myself off and on the drugs many times. Doctors etc, talk me back into taking the drugs again.... Same thing happens every time.. gradually become sick, memory depletion , muscle strenght loss,,,etc. My local supermarket now has a self serve checkout.... Before taking crestor, had no problems checking myself out... After taking Crestor for a few months.. having problems remembering items...the supervisor keeps asking if i am coming down with alzheimer's.... This has convinced me that Satins maybe are a problem. Maybe the people who do not complain... do not have much muscle and are forgetfull anyhow !!!! M 68 15 weeks
5mg 1X D
 4  High cholesterol Leg pain esp left calf muscle. Effective at lowering cholesterol level, the side effect ie stiff muscles is unfortunate but managable M 61 7 years
10 mg 1X D
 1  high cholesterol Was wondering why I've been getting weaker and experiencing more pain day by day--after 5 days on prednisone for bronchitis, I had a lot of pain when walking yesterday! I'm a waitress, and am in good shape for my age. When I woke up today, I had to drag myself to the bathroom--I could barely walk! I somehow made it to work, but had to hold onto chairs and walls just to get around! The pain in my legs, left hip and lower back was so bad, my boss and co-workers saw it in my face...they told me to go home. I did, laid down, took ibuprophen, pain did not go away! Still in pain as I sit here. This drug is a poison! I didn't know it could cause so much pain after long-term use until I talked to a pharmacist tonight! She said they've been getting a lot of complaints about Crestor lately, especially with muscle cramping and pain in the legs and lower back. I am NOT taking it tonight! Hopefully, no permanent damage has been done. I just can't live with this pain any longer! I'm usually active, busy, like to keep moving--but, when taking crestor, I can barely move at all! M 56 3 years
5 1X D
 3  High cholesterol This is the third time I have tried taking Crestor. I had all the symptoms people describe - I felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn't climb the steps without dragging myself up or even crawling. A friend told me her parents had the same problem and their doctor suggested taking COQ10 with Crestor. This is the longest I have been able to take a Statin drug without the debilitating side effects. I figured I would live (or die) :) with high cholesterol until I tried this suppliment. It has only been a couple weeks, but I am feeling good. I am optimistic for the first time since my doctor's have tried to treat my high cholesterol. From what I have read, Crestor is the strongest statin. They should make a smaller dosage so you only take what is needed. I have heard of people taking it every other day and their numbers remain low. F 54 14 days
5mg 1X D
 2  To lower my cholesterol Ok, I was taking Simcor, but my doctor felt that Crestor would work better. So, these are my symptoms. I have muscle pain in my neck, shoulders, knees and legs. My pelvic area is achy and the discomfort/pain goes from my pelvis to my hips and down the front and back of my legs. I have severe headaches. I have also experienced nausea and have had some vomiting. I have trouble walking up and down the stairs because it feels as if I worked out non-stop and my muscles are stiff. I can't sit for very long because it's too uncomfortable. I have tingling in my toes. At night I have trouble sleeping and there was one instance where I had extreme chills and shaking...almost as if I had the flu...but I didn't. I'm not sure what is in this drug to cause all of this. But, I will speak with my doctor next week and see if he can prescribe me something different instead. I would not recommend this medication to anyone. I hope they approve the new synthetic HDL instead. F 38 2 weeks
20 MG 1X D
 1   Severe headache,lethargic, nausea, abdominal pain, weakness, blurred vision, flu-like symptoms, feel fevered although temp is normal, jittery, and nervous. Have taken Crestor for only 4 days and I feel rotten. I called my doctor the next day after only one dose. He said it was not the Crestor. I will not continue to take it. I see my cardiologist next week - I will discuss it with him. I am a nurse and still work. Could not work today. F 65 4 days
20mg 1X D
 1  To lower Cholorsetrol Fatigue- Muscle soreness, apathy M 60 8 months
10MG 1X D
 2  Cholesterol at 235 severe, frequent muscle spasms in upper back, neck and jaw I have been off this medication for 3 days (Dr. recommended) and the symptoms have not subsided. They began on the 4th day of dosage and quickly became more severe. My doctor did not recommend anything to help with the pain, just a different statin (Lovaza) which I will not take because my triglycerides are within normal range. F 51 6 days
10 MG 1X D