CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1   Aching legs, muscle pain and lethargy. This on 5 mg. 5 times per week (my Doctor has gradually been weaning me onto this med and I was fine until I went from 4 days/week to 5 days/week). I have stopped it. PEOPLE --- this is the strongest statin out there and it DOES work very well on lowering total cholesterol but the side effects are NOT worth the benefits of the drug. This CAN be a dangerous medication if you don't pay attention to what your body is telling you while you are taking it. F 71 3 months
1/17/2010
 1  high cholesterol i was taking crestor for 4 weeks, my lipids went from 275 to 213 but the muscle aches, mental confusion were so bad that i felt as if I were poisoned. I stopped in november and I am still suffering the side effects. how long does it take to get out of my system. I am angry that the doctor recommended crestor. I told her that I had fibomyalgia and had trouble with statins before. she felt 5mg was a small amount. F 80 4 weeks
1/17/2010
 1  Marginally high cholesterol Progressive onset of leg pains ending with extreme leg weakness: could hardly walk up or down stairs, walking and standing was difficult. Upper body OK. Took Centrum Silver at the same time as Crestor initially. Found out that was a No No by reading the small print and moved them apart by 12 hours. Symptoms began. First complaint to doctor was dismissed. 1 year later, second much stronger complaint was immediately accepted; stopped taking Crestor; ALL symptoms gone in 3 days. M 69 4 years
1/16/2010
 5  high cholestrol none M 63 2 months
1/13/2010
 1  high cholestrol & blood presure pains in upper & lower back pain in legs & knees & feet right shoulder arms tingling sensation in arm's and hands at night not enough sleep depression and no energy I've been taking 10 mg. crestor for 10 yrs these symtoms showed after taking crestor for a short time but my doctor told me it's from atrhrits I have lot's I'am 58 yrs old now and they keep sending me for test and blood work because he doesn't understand why nothing helps me I also have liver & kidney diesease after a long liver treatment my liver diesease is under control but I need to ask my self why my doctor would give me this stuff when he knows I have these problems tonight I stop taking crestor A use a more natural way to lower my cholestrol thanx for the info everyone you helped me out rockyj M 58 10 years
1/12/2010
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 1  High Cholesterol Pain in left hand, pain in right middle finger. Taking 5mg of Crestor for about 6 months now. It did lower my cholesterol from 230 to about 170. Started noticing side effects about 3 months ago. I started getting pain in my right middle finger, almost like tendon soreness. Pain would come when I try to twist a bottle cap off. Now about a week now I noticed that my left hand hurts. Almost seems like carpal tunnel or tendonitis. Other than my cholesterol I am in great health. I am a bodybuilder and have been working out regularly since I was 17 years old. I am 44 now. A friend of mine is a drug rep for the company that makes Crestor and recommends that I stop the medication for two weeks to see if the problems go away. We shall see..... M 44 6 months
1/12/2010
 2  to lower cholesterol I have not felt well since I started the crestor about 8 months ago. I have joint pain, muscle pain, my knee is swollen and stiff, my chest hurts, I have muscle cramping all night long. My cholesterol went down significantly however I feel generally miserable. I feel as if I have become an old woman in the past year. Initially I blamed it on other things...menopause, injury, bad back, arthritis however after reading that other people has suffered the same downfall that I have I believe it is the crestor. I am afraid to stop it because it did lower my cholesterol however I am willing to try hard to control the cholesterol with diet so that I can feel better. F 53 8 months
1/11/2010
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 1  high cholesterol Severe leg cramps, joint pain, left shoulder muscle pain. Stopped after 3 days, cramps are gone however this was 6 mos ago and my left shoulder is still very painful and cannot place arm behind my back. Chiropractic visits now helping. DO NOT TAKE CRESTOR OR LIPITOR!! F 58 3 days
1/11/2010
 1  My Lipid profile was flipped. Weight gain due to dramatic increase in appitite. Leg cramps, so severe could not walk. It was like I was dehydrated after running. No Sex drive, and very stiff and sore joints especially in my hips. Bloating in stomach was horrible. Starting taking Nicin time release and all symtoms have stopped. I even starting to lose the weight I gained. 62 120 days
1/8/2010
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 1  high cholesterol My right knee has been very swollen and achy since taking Crestor...now the right one is beginning to hurt. Also, I have headaches and nervousness like never before. I forgot to take it one night...the next morning my knee felt better. Horrible side effects F 36 3.5 months
1/7/2010
 1  lower cholestel - raise LDL Neck pain, thumb joint pain, back pain, nausea & acid reflux, completely exhausted I have been taking Crestor for the past 6 weeks. At about week 4 I noticed all the popping & joint stiffness along with leg cramps and total exhaustion. I had my blood work done this week, and although my cholesterol went down by 35pts, the HDL also went down and BP went up. Dr. said Crestor is to $$ for such mediocre results and all the side effects. No longer taking it but pain still persists. I have no hand strength and still very tired. F 62 6 weeks
1/7/2010
 1  Lower cholesterol Began having foot cramping( first the toes and then the arches) midway through first month. By week 5 severely dibilitating calf cramps. By week six upper leg as well as feet and calves. To the extent that I was bedridden and afraid to try to get out of bed in case another round of excruciating cramps/ spasms/ Charlie horses would begin again. It's bad enough having Fibromyalgia without the cramps being added along with nausea and vomiting. F 43 2 months
1/6/2010
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 1  heart stent I was on Lipior for 7 months and experienced bad charlie horse cramps in my feet, toes and legs. Doctor took me off it and prescribed Crestor 10 mg 4 months later. After taking Crestor i experienced colligen loss all over my body, now I'm off Crestor because of this weight loss. 1ost 27bs, I weighed 130 lbs, now weigh 107 lbs...Doctor said the two drugs are in the same family, and told me to stop the Crestor....I have an apointment with him on 1/14/10 as a follow up...Has anyone experienced this? F 68 11 months
1/2/2010
 1  HIGH CHOLESTROL SEVERE BACK PAIN, SO BAD I COULD HARDLY WALK. DR. HAS TAKEN ME OFF THIS MED. F 63 3 years
1/2/2010
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 1  High Cholestoral Pain in lower legs, joints popping, pain in biceps, weak, by end of day barely able to walk up stairs due to stiffness in legs, sick feeling from time to time Took for 3 days, stopping now. Feel like I have aged 15 years overnight. M 37 3 days
1/1/2010
 2  hight cholesterol I have been taking Crestor (10 mg) for about 6 months to lower my LDL. It works for that purpose, but my feet feel funny, like electrical shocks are in them and the bones in my legs ache. I get uncomfortable sitting and shift around a lot. The pain in my legs wakes me up at night. My legs especially feel tight and cramped and I feel as if I have to stretch them out, but that doesn't relieve the pain. I am an active person, walk regularly, and go to the gym, but lately, I've been feeling too tired and unmotivated to continue with gym routines. After reading about Crestor, I am going to stop taking it and see if my leg and feet problems clear up. And, I need to get back to the gym. M 53 6 months
12/30/2009
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 1  High Cholesterol Feeling like walking in a daze or Zombie like. Head feeling tired and all muffled up, affected my breathing. Just not having felt myself or well at all since I tried this Drug. Stopped using this Poison. Fix one problem and create another substantial one and on top of that you pay the makers of their Product (Poison) big Dollars for it. When you tell your Heart Specialist or Doctor what my experinces are with the Simvastatins or Astrovastatins; They just look at you as if you are imagening it all. I have been told by more than one Doc > that he never heard of such side effects. Rubbish!! They get kick backs for promoting this Crap. Billion $$ industry. Naturepath for me to see if I can avoid any of such Crap all together. M 55 2 years
12/26/2009
 1  High Cholestrol - 235 Extreme muscle aches, joint pain, lower back pain, elevated blood pressure 188/96 - memory loss, fatigue, hair loss, low sex drive, lethargy, loss of sleep, dry mouth, sore throat, I think this is not a good drug for people who want to live a productive lifestyle. I just paid $40.00 for a two month prescription. However, after reading these comments I think its time to introduce the meds to my garbage can. I was on Vytorin which did not give me any side effects. Perhaps I will go back on the Vytorin. F 53 2 months
12/19/2009
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 1  high cholesterol and triglycerides Shouler pain,Back pain,Tendons in feet,dizziness could'nt concentrate I was on crestor for 2months and the pain became unbearable.My left shoulder hurt so bad.Then the center of my back in between my shoulder blades started aching.I had started a new job,and was under some training pressure,so I thought I was just tense.Well as the weeks went on I started feeling worse and worse.I had a hard time focusing and remembering things I had just learned.My back and shoulder hurt so bad it became unbearable.I started taking Ibuprophen,advil,alleve.Very little relief.My new boss was really putting the pressure on me and was not understanding at all.I've started seeing a chiropractor ,He says it could deffinitly be the crestor that started these pains.I have been off Crestor for 6 weeks and I am still having this horrible pain in my back.I had never had pain here before.It feels like nothing is helping.I put an icepack on it 3-4 times a day for 10 minutes.That helps a little.The next step is an MRI.We know what that means!Money,Money, Money!!I feel like taking Crestor has ruined my life!!I will be reporting this drug to the FDA.I think we all should!! F 48 60 days
12/16/2009
 1  high cholesterol severe joint pain, muscle weakness, muscle tingling, burning feet Tried every statin known along with Zetia. I can't tolerate any of them. I finally caught an article on ABC News about Red Yeast Rice and CoQ10. Tried 600mg of Red Yeast Rice twice daily and 100mg once daily, have had no side effects and it brought my cholesterol down 86 points in two months. All liver tests are fine and no diabetes problems. I haven't modified my diet, but I have always eaten lots of fish and fruits. I know the Red Yeast Rice has small amounts of statins in it, but it has caused no problems. My PCP and cardiologist are very pleased. LDL and HDL numbers are both good. It costs me about $10 monthly for the two supplements. I did research this protocol extensively before I tried it. I also take 1 scoop of Questran at lunch. This also helps lower cholesterol Both docs say keep up what I am doing. F 68 10 days
12/16/2009
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