CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR CRESTORCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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DATE ADDED
 
 5  high cholesterol 240 none lowered cholesterol level by about 70 points F 50 12 months
5 mg 1X D
4/6/2010
 3  high cholesterol Immediate side effect was only one, but incredibly painful, was gout in both feet, ankles. The pain was excruciating and kept going for weeks, started soon after pills, never had before. crestor lowered my cholesterol by a small amount, but the pain was very disabilitating, I can withstand a large amount of pain, I don't know how others can manage with this drug frankly if it causes this. Lowered my weight by 50 lbs, looking into other meds. M 50 60 days
10 mg 1X D
4/6/2010
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 2  Cholesterol Severe shoulder & upper arm pain. It feels more like an ache than a muscle issue. I plan to stop taking Crestor today (4/5/1010)I will report back with the results of my stopping this drug. M 59 45 days
10 1X D
4/5/2010
 1  To lower cholestrol No problems for the first month, then sore back, shoulders and arms. Was also terrified of everything and became even more hermit like. Stopped taking them two months ago, arms still sore just as others have mentioned. Was on Lipitor previously which was just as evil and led to a needless hospital visit. No more statins for me even though my Doctor still believes the drugs are good. M 53 2 months
5mg 1X D
4/5/2010
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 2  Cholesterol 5.7 (UK) Took this for about 9 months and cholesterol level reduced to 4. Felt OK for about 5 months then started feeling extremely tired and nauseous. Stopped last month for just one week and saw GP who took blood test. Cholesterol level soared in that week to 6.7 even though my diet is very low-fat. My liver test is giving cause for concern and I have to see GP again. Also have had one ultra-sound scan of pelvis three months ago and need a follow-up (this week) as something seen that "Just needs keeping an eye on" I am coming off this tablet although GPs scare one about the possibility of strokes - even though they do not run in my family. I think patients should know before taking statins that if they stop them their cholesterol levels will rise higher than they were before they started the regime. F 72 250 days
10mg 1X D
4/4/2010
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 1  to control my cholesterol I have experienced extreme weakness in my legs, severely limiting my ability to walk! I also have debilitating pain in my thighs, knees and calves, and in my left shoulder. Using the computer has become difficult due to wrist pain. I've also experienced nausea and headaches, which I never had on any other statin. My weakness had become so severe that I was contemplating assisted living! Thank God that my fuzzy thinking finally allowed some common sense to sink in and I remembered the statin side effects! I quit taking the Crestor 5 days ago and already feel better. I hope I continue to improve. My Plan D insurance rudely switched me from Lescol to Crestor, which my M.D. okayed. I was on Lescol for years with no complications. I originally was put on Baycol which I used until it was recalled. I can't believe that Crestor hasn't been recalled, too. I am through with statins. I am going to try the natural paths to keep my cholesterol low. Also, none of the statins I tried could lower my triglicerides. I'm currently taking Actos off-label (I am not diabetic) and it has helped, but it wasn't until I went on 4 grams of Omega 3 daily that they went to a normal level. A recent article in TIME magazine revealed that the statins don't work as well in women as in men when it comes to heart protection, so I will save my money and a lot of pain. F 71 4 months
10 mg 1X D
4/4/2010
 5  very high cholesterol This medicine lowered my cholesterol to below 200. Wonderful. About 4 weeks ago I started having swollen glads under jaw. Went to Dr. My SED rate was 20 points higher than the norm. I complained about severe pain from the knees down and the elbows down. I could not hold a pen. Today I could not walk w/o pain. I found this site and I am so grateful. No more CRESTOR for me! side effects outweigh the benefits. M 55 4 months
5 mg. 1X D
4/3/2010
 1  To lower Cholestrol Burning sensation in my chest and back. Doctor said I had shingles inside of me..No blisters whatsoever anywhere..Had an upper GI and was diagnosed with rawness in my linings..Stopped taking Crestor on my own and started a new diet..Pain is gone and cholestrol is still low. It appeared Crestor had eaten me away over time. M 69 3 years
10mg 1X D
4/3/2010
 1  family history of heart disease irritability, flu systems, cognitive problems, frequent urination, weakness, loss of grip M 63 6 weeks
1.25 1X D
4/2/2010
 1  Pre-Dibetes All the side-effects everyone else has listed are TRUE. I have a very high tolerance for trying out medications (had disabling migraines) and I normally don't jump to conclusions but it has been 6 long months of hell. I didn't even know this site until tonight. And I am not one to just go along with everyone's opinion BUT--I WILL NEVER TAKE ANOTHER CRESTOR PILL. EVER. I have, however, through experiencing these side-effects--that through life-style changes (diet and exercise)(about killed me too!! is the cheap (almost free) way to go if at all possible. I would have not made the "change" had this medicine just miraculously worked. So in many ways thanks to Crestor--I am beating Diabetes. 1. Buy the book-"The 30-day Low Carb Diet Solution by Michael/, Mary Eades/MD-simple-easy to read-GREAT START. 2. The best money I spent was 2 sessions with a Diabetic Dietitian. 3. Hard to get going but walking has become a natural. 4. Empty the pantry get the Do the right thing and change your life-style first. DO NOT take this medication UNLESS absolutely necessary. F 51 6 months
20mg 1X D
4/1/2010
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 5  high cholesterol Worked well to reduce my bad cholesterol by almost half. Diet and excercise helped, but not nearly enough. This product gave good results with no noticable side effects so far. The only problem with a web site such as this is that people are far more likely to respond if they have a bad experience. This doesn't reflect a random sampling of people using these products. If I went strictly by these ratings I would have been scared to even try any of these drugs. M 54 6 months
5 mg 1X D
3/29/2010
 1  Simvastatin (Zocor) 47 year old who works out (running, weights) every day. Noticed on Simvastatin sore shoulder joints; low labido; knee pain; achilles tendon weakness. Same issues with Lipitor which I took 10MG per day from age 40 to 46. Went on Simvastatin because of a job change where Lipitor was not covered. Thinking now with my 'new' job of switching from Simvastatin to Crestor but I know the deal. I been taking CoQ10 (100MG/day) to hopefully counter some of the muscle/tendon damage. If you have to be on a statin, be prepared for all the side effects. If living longer really living if you have all this pain, no labido, sleeplessness, etc..etc! I'm going to speak with someone this week about a holistic approach (red yeast rice, Questran, CoQ10, fruits/veggies, oatmeal, cherrios). M 47 1 years
40MG 1X D
3/28/2010
 1  cholestrol of about 200 in a fog, always exhausted, severe pain after walking or standing 20-45 min. fog lifted quickly after going off the drug. still tired and muscle pain has diminished some, but still cannot walk or stand more than 45 min without sitting. my doctor did not warn me about any side-effects and she may not believe that the crestor is the source of my problems F 54 2 months
1X D
3/27/2010
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 1  high cholesterol My most alarming side effect was the intense, deep pain in my hips that would wake me at nights and that 2 pain pills couldn't ease. Insomnia and muscle weakness in my buttocks and upper thighs. How strange! My father-in-law was sent to Mayo Clinic before they discovered crestor was the culprit. I quit taking it without even seeing my doctor. F 68 60 days
5 1X D
3/24/2010
 1  High LDL First, excruciating pain in fingers at night which resulted in 2 large bumps on my palm which remain after 10 months off the drug. Next, muscle pain in both shoulders-right shoulder severe case of tendonitis which neeed months of physical therapy, then bicep pain. Finally felt itchy sensation in feet. Primary Care Dr. denies Crestor is cause. Sent me to Rheumatologist who shrugged her shoulders when I asked the cause of my shoulder problems and changed the subject. Orthopedic Dr. says he never heard anyone relate Crestor to shoulder problems. Unbelievable to me doctors do not listen to the patients-I never had any problem with shoulders before Crestor. F 59 3 months
10mg 1X D
3/24/2010
 1  high cholesterol weakness, fatigue, confusion, dizziness, lack of good sleeping, frequent waking, pain in side, chest/heart pain, tingling in my arms. This is a very dangerous medicine-I stopped taking recently and feel like my body is going through hell now, but better than before when I was taking it. Very tired and energy-less, I do not feel like myself anymore. Doctors should be very careful when prescribing this medicine. I hope I will feel better eventually. M 38 300 days
5 1X D
3/22/2010
 1  Crestor I have tingling in my hands when I wake up which feels like there's not enough skin on them and have to shake them to get the blood circulated. My first 20 or so steps out of bed I walk like a bent over 80 yr. old (I am 53) as my legs feel heavy and tingly. I have severe pain in my right wrist and between my hand and wrist so bad that I to put A535 rub on it and massage it constantly. It is weak to the point that I can;t grip and drop things. I have a pain in my right upper arm in the muscle that stops me from lifting and reaching in certain directions. My cholestrol is down to an acceptable level but the pain continues. I have trouble getting to sleep AND staying asleep. Does anyone know of a natural solution for hogh blood pressure, my DR. does not promote "natural" solutions. F 53 365 days
10 mg 1X D
3/21/2010
 5  high cholesterol none M 74 10 months
20 mg 1X D
3/20/2010
 1  cholesterol 250+ Bad taste in mouth, odd feeling in the area of the liver, difficulty thinking, nausea, broken sleep all night, tiredness. I stopped and feel like I am detoxing as symptoms are going away slowly. M 61 5 days
30 1X D
3/16/2010
 1  high cholesterol severe joint pain; lack of energy I think I would rather have a heart attack than live with the pain that I have experienced from taking Crestor. I was working out 45 to 90 minutes every day but now am lucky to make it 30. There has to be a better solution to lowering cholestorol. I would rather give up pizza than take this stuff. M 50 5 weeks
10mg 1X D
3/15/2010
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