CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  very high ldl Muscle pain. Lack of energy. Trouble sleeping. Heartburn at night. Blurred vision (especially looking at window blinds). Anxiety. I have extremely high ldl. I fought going on this drug years before but decided to believe my doctor that the risks of not taking Crestor were no where near the heart issues that could develop. Last week, after elevated ldl levels (213) (my hdl is 101) my doctor prescribed a 20mg dose. I have taken it for a week but now I am done. I had no idea that people were having the same issues as me. Needless to say I have done nothing to try and lower my ldl naturally (i.e. Eating healthy, exercising, etc). I am not over weight, do not smoke, have excellent triglyceride levels and have no history of heart disease or stroke in my large family. I have taken my last dose. Please do the same. M 36 19 months
10mg 1X D
4/26/2010
 1  high cholesterol swollen muscles in arms and hands, same with feet and lower legs. I have tried other statins. This was the last....on to something new. Would not recommend without close evaluation of adverse symptoms. F 67 2 weeks
5 mg 1X D
4/25/2010
 1  high cholesterol The first 4 weeks I experienced slight knee pain. Then I began experiencing severe knee pain and could bareley walk. I noticed my knee popping when I walked. Going up and down steps was unbearable. My right leg swelled to double its size and I had lumps on the back of my legs behind my knees. I quit taking the crestor and slowly after one month the side effects have been going away. My legs still ache at times and my leg is still slightly swelled, but I can go up and down steps without much pain. There is still a small lump behind my knee but it is getting better. The popping in my knee is gone. I know for a fact all this was caused by the Crestor. I was on Lipitor for 6 months before taking Crestor and noticed knee pain. But with Crestor I could barely walk. I had told my doctor that the Lipitor was making my knees hurt and he told me he did not think it would cause the knee pain. This drug is poison. It worries me to think how many people are having the same side effects as I have. Doctors are probably not even considering the possibility that these are being caused by the Crestor. How many are being treated for arthitis and not being taken off this drug. This drug is very dangerous and should be taken off the market. F 48 2 months
10 mg 1X D
4/24/2010
 1  High Cholesterol Severe muscle cramps at night dorsal side of feet and lower extremity adductors, joint pain hips and knees, lethary, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping and weakness. The above symptoms had become debilitating. Went from working out 40 minutes a day to 0 - 10 minutes. Lack of sleep, pain and mood symptoms caused me to change jobs unnecessarily and damaged my personal relationships. Since my doctor took me off the drug a week ago, my energy is returning and I am feeling happier. I guess cholesterol will kill me, because I had my doubts about the integrity of the FDA before. I'm sure they're trying to kill us all, now. F 53 10 months
10 mg 1X D
4/24/2010
 1  high chlorestrol upper back pains going into my chest....rib pain.......heartburn....and depression..... I think statins are scary really...I listened to my doctor and when I told him about the pain he wanted to send me to a Rhematologist....He's not listening...I took myself off this drug last night..I used to be a dancer..Walk six miles to the beach and now I lay on my floor......My cholestrol is high.............I dont know what to do ...The scariest part is that I would wake up with heartburn and pain in my chest..... F 61 6 months
.05 1X D
4/23/2010
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 2  to lower LDL and raise HDL I took this drug for 2 & 1/2 months. My doctor did not discuss any side effects to me I found out on my own never take and anti acid because it raised my blood pressure from 118/62 to 186/86. I quit taking over that weekend until I could see the Doctor. He said to remain on the drug within two weeks I was freezing all of the time with temp in our home at 76 I had to wear a sweater and still problems with stomach pain & nausea. Doctor did liver function and it was normal wanted me to remain on drug. Has any one had these side effects? F 61
10mg 1X D
4/22/2010
 3  moderately high col. due to diabete Severe lethargy, unable to walk across the room, chest pains not unlike pleurasy, shortness of breath, nasal congestion,back and neck pains,muscle weakness and loss of tone, short term memory loss. Prescribed Crestor to assist lowering moderately high cholesterol levels due to diabetes, which it has done. BUT it has left me feeling twice my age almost overnight. Am too tired/weak to do most of my noromal household activities.Am now taking prednisone to treat asthma like symptoms which totally elevates my BSL readings. After reading all of these postings tonight it has confirmed to me what my 6th sense has been telling me for some time - TOSS IT !! F 61 9 months
10 1X D
4/21/2010
 1  high chloresterol Muscle pain, weakness - numbness in extremities - gums receding - memory loss - hair thinning I reduced my dosage myself - surprised that muscle pain reduced immediately - did not associate other symptoms until recently due to peri-menopause. F 54 14 months
5 mg 1X D
4/21/2010
 1  High Cholesterol With Crestor I experienced severe knee and hip joint pain on right side. Pain started about 2 weeks after starting Crestor and gradually got worse. Pain was so severe I was almost unable to get in and out of my car or do other daily activities. Had taken Zocor (40 mg) for years with no adverse effects. Doctor was not satisfied with the total cholesterol being right at 200. I am also taking Zetia, Plavix and Metoprolol ER. Stopped Crestor 17 days ago and the pain has subsided considerably. Started taking Zocor again with no adverse effects. M 68 90 days
10 1X D
4/21/2010
 1  high cholestrol Unexplained burning foot pain, lethargic, difficult to walk, hips hurt, legs hurt, restless feet, leg cramps. Doctor never ever mentioned side effects, even though i was seeing him for 4 months with pain especially the foot pain. F 47 5 months
10 mg 1X D
4/20/2010
 3  HIGH CHOLESTEROL AT 10 mg, both my achilles tendons got tendonitis, but no longer bothers me. Two months ago dosage was increase to 20 mg. After that, I had headaches, constipation, low libido, short term menory loss, irritability, weight gain, muscle tenderness, fatigue, and sore knees. I stopped taking the medicine, mainly due to not having enough money for the prescription, and have not experienced any of the side effects The medicine does help reduce cholesterol levels, but the side effects are too many. I have felt better since I got off the medicine and will be asking my doctor for another option for treatment. A holistic approach hopefully will be the best. M 40 1 years
10 1X D
4/19/2010
 2  colestrol Had no side effects for 2 years, then on a Monday took Cialis an ED drug. No problems, then Wednesday noonish legs went weak, numbness and tingling in toes, general muscle pain from waist down, bottom of neck pain and severe stomach ache. Went to GP on Thursday had full body scan which showed no abnormalities.Friday went to hospital 7am after severe pains from waist down all night and no sleep.Blood tests showed everything ok.Very thorough Doctor immigrant from Bangladesh checked everything and said stop taking Crestor and prescribed Panadene Forte for the pain.Take every 6 hours when muscle pain returns. Stomach pain now gone and now 7.5 hours since last Panadene and legs now a little bit tingly, so hopefully no permanent muscle damage, but very scary stuff. I am in Sydney Australia and do not think many Doctors here are aware of the possible side effects of this powerful drug. Until googling it yesterday I had no idea of the dangers M 65 2 years
10mg 1X D
4/17/2010
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 1  elevated colestrol Cranky, weakness, fatigue, lack of ambition, headaches, cloudy memory, lack of good sleeping, frequent waking, severe pain in left knee to the point where I could not sleep at night due to the pain, and numbness in feet, deep nagging pain developed beneath the left shoulder blade, at the back. bottom of feet burn, ibuprofen 400mg every 4 hr helps some, wake up with tingling in my arms like they where asleep. Constipation, some shortness of breath Quite taking Crestor on April 2, 2010, after 1 week pain in knee started to lessen, after 2nd week sleeping better, weakness gone, ambition returning, still have pain in knee, bottom of feet still burn but less, arms feel better still have some tingling but donít seam to go to sleep anymore in the night, still tire easily. Constipation gone M 70 8 months
10mg 1X D
4/16/2010
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 1  Cholesterol It has been 6 days since I stopped taking the Crestor, my pain is getting better. I don't think these pills (or any of these statins that cause pain) should have even been APPROVED by the FDA. I mean my pain was disabilitating, I couldn't do anything. It was all I could do to get out of bed.. The FDA needs to RE TEST/STUDY these statins.. Will never take another statin again.EVER!!! F 45
20 mg 1X D
4/14/2010
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 2  To Lower Cholesterol For the past 7 years I was taking Lipito 80MG. Prior to that I was taking Zocor. My Doctor at that time switched me from Zocor To Lipitor because he maintained that Lipitor was a better drug. About 7 weeks ago I started having severe muscle pains mostly in the legs but also in the neck. My Doctor told me to stop taking the Lipitor for a few days and then to resume it but taking a lower dosage 40mg instead of 80MG. After three days I had such severe cramps in my legs that the Doctor told me I should stay of it altogether and let my body just clean itself from this medication. After a wait of two weeks he recommended that I take CRESTOR in a low dosage (10MG) and to see how it agrees with me. I started taking it this past Thursday. On Friday I felt a pain in my neck but I still took it on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday I was in such severe pain that it was affecting my balance and I stopped taking it. My Doctor told me that I should stay away from it and all these medications. He is subs M 67 3 days
10MG 1X D
4/13/2010
 1  high cholesterol I have had hyperlipedemia for most of my life. Was on Lipitor, Zetia, Pravachol and then even though my levels were under 200 (I'm a diabetic as well) my doctor wanted to get aggressive and put me on 20 mg Crestor. Brought my level down to 175. She wasn't happy with that and wanted to get it closer to 100 so doubled the Crestor to 40 mg. I have always had muscle and joint pain but she wasn't concerned about that and always seemed to think it was something else like arthritis, degenerative joint disease...my imagination, etc. but after 2 months on the 40 mg Crestor my liver enzymes skyrocketed. She took me off of it completely and sent me to a gastroenterologist to search for liver disease. After running every test he could think of I was diagnosed with NAFLD and he said it had to be the Crestor because the enzyme levels had dropped significantly after keeping me off any statins for 60 days. So, she told me to go back on the lowest dose of Pravachol since I had the least amount of tr F 53 1 years
40 mg 1X D
4/13/2010
 1  To Lower Cholesterol Muscle Cramps, heart palpatations, muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in toes, shortness of breath. Tire very quickly I have taken Lipitor, Zorcor and my doctor switched me to Crestor. There wasn't a particular reason. ( After reading some of the comments I suspect because of drug company and doctor) I have experienced these symptoms on all of these drugs but soldiered on because I thought that was what I should do. My doctor did mention that my kidney function was not up to par but just said we will have to watch that. I think this drug and others are very powerful and are relly not proven in the long term. After reading a lot of material I have quit taking them and already my leg cramps have subsided and my big toe is less numb. I also take a low dose aspirin daily. Some other things I have noticed is a feeling of being bloated plus a lot of gas. I have from time to time experienced symptons of Hypoglycemia where my blood sugar drops to about 3.2 and experience a severe weak feeling, shaking and general horrible feeling. Once I get my sugar back up I am fine. I'm scared as hell to take these drugs and equally scared not to. What does one do? M 68 2 years
10 1X D
4/12/2010
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 1  Cholesteral SEVERE JOINT PAIN - HIPS AND ANKLE - GOUT LIKE SYMPTOMS Lowered my Cholesteral but made me a crippled. 33yr old, good health except for high cholesteral. This med gave me joint pain that a vicoden could not handle. Unreal ankle pain and hip pain M 33 3 months
10mg 1X D
4/12/2010
 2  cholesteral once a month get upper front leg cramp, hurts like hell (use quinine to relieve) but now have had two calf cramps in two weeks PLUS burning under big toe. (Had the burning thing so bad a year ago that I could only sit and cool my foot.) I never dreamt all this was Crestor related. I have stopped today. M 69 2 years
10 1X D
4/10/2010
 1  My doctor prescribed it . I was using Vitorian because my doctor witch me to this medication. After five days of using this drug. I had leg cramps, stomach cramps and bloating.Was extremely tired and slept a lot then normal during the day, when night came I could not sleep at all. I am going back to my doctor in the morning and have him switch me back to Vitorian. I had no problems with the med. all my numbers was great. My HDL was low and he thought the crestor would bring it up. well I have changed my eating habit and is walking 45 min a day. I will see how that work for me and I will give another report on the out come. I would not reconmend anyone to take this drug with so many complaints. My stomach really feel bad and right after taking the medication i experience chest discomfort. F 55 5 days
10 mg 1X D
4/7/2010
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