CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 2  cholesterol reduction Fatigue, muscle pains, shortness of breath. Cramping, strange dreams. Be very careful; don't just take your provider's word for it! He's probably not taking it, you are~you're the one who has to live with the results! F 59 1 years
12/15/2009
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 1  high ldl Cramping of leg and hand muscles. Pain in upper left quadrant of abdomen. Took it for 1 mth. Tests stated that it was eating away muscle tissue. Dr. wanted to lower it from 20mg to 10mg. I ceased taking it 4 days ago. Will go with diet and exercise. Still have some pain and lightheadedness. M 63 1 months
12/15/2009
 1  Hi Cholesterol I started out on Simvastatin and experienced Flu like symptoms after three weeks of use and my Cholesterol went from 236 to 190 and i was very pleased but quit because of the side efects and wanted something a little more user friendly, So my Doctor put me on 5mg. Crestor and after two days of use i experienced head aches, stomic pains, fever, nausia, sore muscles, I have decide to look in to some natural remedies and stay away from this crap. I would not recommend this poisen to my worse enemy. M 55 2 days
12/14/2009
 3  not yet HELP do you gain weight? can you drink on this med? F 57
12/9/2009
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 1  Lower cholesterol I took Crestor for about 3 years. After several months I began experiencing pain in both feet, ankles, and lower legs. I blamed it on exercise and aging. Over the past several years the pain increased to extreme. I felt like my ankles and feet were broken and the calf pain was as if the tissue were ripping from my bones. After cutting back on exercise I noticed that the pain didn't seem to be associated with exercise. Finally I stopped the Crestor and the relief was almost immediate. The pain never went away completely but instead of being agonizing, it was just dull, like a bruise. After 6 weeks off Crestor I only have bad pain in my left foot and calf. It is constant and at times severe. I limp now almost constantly. Still have the feeling of "broken bones". MRI, Doppler study, and x-rays show nothing. I am very frustrated. Going to a rheumatologist and will start physical therapy soon. M 56 3 years
12/9/2009
 1  Cholesterol Can anyone say how long the side effects (muscle & bone pain) last? M 56 3 years
12/9/2009
 2  mild heart attack with stent placem muscle cramps, muscle weakness, whole body aching and thobbing on getting up, joint pain, no motivation, listless, can't lose weight (not even a few pounds). Being an ex-bodybuilder and athlete, always eating right, nonsmoker, nondrinker. total cholesterol before Crestor 160, HDL 90, LDL 35 (thats what doc said). Have to be on it along with Plavix due to stent. Side effects noticed immediately, complained to doc, cut is back to 5 mg, but still have the problems. I go back in January.. BTW--My father-in-law was on the same meds and he is trying Niaspan (Rx Niacin) to lower cholesterol or to keep it low. I am only 50 and I know this is not right. F 50 5 months
12/8/2009
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 2  lower hereditary high cholesterol sleeplessness, waking up feeling like I couldn't breathe because tongue in the way. indigestion, lack of focus/concentration, exacerbated depression I've been on many cholesterol lowering drugs, have not always been the best patient about remembering or being compliant with taking them. tried to do better on this one, but I am having so much trouble sleeping, I found this website and see similarities, will try to stick it out until I go back in January to have my lab tests done. F 36 2 months
12/6/2009
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 2  chlorestral Both knee joints were popping- sounded like I was fracturing my knees and leg bones down to the knees. Now just stiff all over. Shoulder, neck pain, arms go numb at night resulting in constant waking up. Here's a new one for you- sometimes the tip of my nose feels tingly or fuzzy. Feel like I am 85. I cant even bend at the knees as I feel a lot of pressure behind them- like my legs will pop like a balloon overinflated. Will be going off this stuff and trying to get back into walking. F 52 4 months
12/5/2009
 3  reduce chol. and other benefits Has anyone had side effect from Crestor that makes your feet feel hot? Only been on 10mg for a week and do not know what it has done for numbers. M 66 1 weeks
12/4/2009
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 1  high triglycerides Taking for four weeks - have gotten increasingly tired, dizzy, ringing in ears -major personality change: depressed, nasty dreams, hot and cold flashes all the time - crying at the drop of a hat. Going off tonight - no more of this med for me! Husband and I both started at same time. He has severe foot pain and trouble sleeping. Overall weakness. He is 56. F 57 27 days
12/4/2009
 1  To lower cholesterol Unbelieveable pain in both feet - Much like the pain experienced with gout only throughout the feet. Red, swollen and very difficult to walk. Quit taking it and within 24 hours symptoms were almost gone. M 63 7 days
12/4/2009
 1  high cholesterol I have diabetes and kidney disease and do experience chronic pain and fatigue but after being on this drug for almost 3 months, I've felt horrendous!!!! I take other medications so have a HIGH tolerance to drug side effects but this drug takes the cake. Main side effect was severe leg pain and weakness and fatigue that made it difficult to do day to day things that I usually have no problems with. I just felt terrible everyday and couldn't understand why until I saw this web-site!! I stopped taking this drug and will continue with diet and exercise and natural supplements(Omegas)....today I felt like myself for the first time in months:))) F 48 3 months
12/4/2009
 2   Severe pains in legs after taking 20mg for 3 mths so Dr reduced dosage to 10mg. After about a year pains redeveloped in legs as before. In addition severe pains at top of calf muscles behind knees after standing up (if i have been sitting with legs tucked under the chair). Also dizzyness frequently on standing up. Have stopped Crestor 2 days ago and leg pains have gone but pain in calf muscles persisits. M 61 12 months
12/2/2009
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 1  to lower cholesterol I have been taking crestor for the past 3 years to lower my bad cholesterol, the crestor did significantly bring it down and I had no side effects from the drug the first year. I gradually started to feel fatigued and started having body aches which I blamed on menopause, my pain was getting worse and worse, I started having very bad chestpains, that my doctor could not explain, even had all sorts of tests done, but they could not find anything wrong with my heart. I am sure they thought I was imaging it all. My symptoms included severe muscle pain in right leg and cramping at night, all over body ache, extreme fatigue, headache, anxiety, chest pain on left side (felt light a heart attack), extreme joint pain in both knees and wrists. I stopped taking crestor 8 days ago and feel the best I have in years, no pain, no fatigue, I feel GREAT. Can not believe that this pill made me feel so sick for so long! Thanks to this website I can enjoy my life again. F 55 3 years
12/1/2009
 2  Lower Cholestrol My cholestrol was around 225 a couple of years ago. My doctor prescribed 5mg crestor at bedtime. I can't remember exactly why, but the prescription was for 10mg and my doctor said to just cut them in half. I was on this for 1 year with no symptoms of pain. My insurance changed and this prescription went to $75 a month. I went to the doctor and tried zocor. Bad mistake, I would awake from a sound sleep with fierce muscle spasms in the left calf of my leg. I would wake my husband screaming and crying. The zocor was only $7 a month but was definitely not worth saving the money. I started taking the 5mg crestor 07/17/09. On 09/24/09 my total cholestrol was 165 which is good but a week later I had severe leg pain and stopped taking it on 10/06/09. Now I'm not taking anything. Does anyone know how long it takes for the crestor to get out of your system? This is really weird; if I take 5mg crestor each night instead of cutting the 10mg in half, my legs hurt terribly. What is the difference; cutting a 10mg in half = 5 mg or taking a 5 mg tablet??? F 55 2 years
11/30/2009
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 1  total cholesterol 495 Constant cold, sinus congestion, sore throat, voice loss for the 5 weeks I was on Crestor. Also, achey legs that turned into severe upper front thigh and front calf pain, mostly in left leg, but pains traveling in right leg - calf area. The pain in upper thigh brings tears to my eyes. I used to walk 4 miles a day and have been unable to walk even a block for the past 3 weeks. There is no relief to the pain (ibpropen, alleve...). It somewhat subsides while I am sitting at work, but standing, walking and lying down bring on severe pain. I did not want to take this as I have had side effects from Zocor, Lipitor...I would rather take the risk of heart disease/stroke than suffer though this. F 48 5 weeks
11/30/2009
 3  High Cholesterol Been taking Crestor 10 mg. almost 3 years. About 6 or so months ago, I started having VERY sudden sharp pain in the top of both my legs. It hurts so bad that my poor husband jumps when I get the pains because I moan so loud. Now on 5 mg. but still no relief. I haven't taken a pill for 5 days, and the pain is still here. I have noticed that if I stay off of my feet I still ache, but no sharp pain. 2-day, put up Christmas decorations and OMG, the sharp pain is back and it doesn't go away just because I get off my feet, I will hurt like this till at least tomorrow. I've tried looking up my symptoms but can't find anything that fits the pain I have. It's good at keeping the H.C. down, but not worth the pain it causes F 59 3 years
11/29/2009
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 2   High LDL and total cholesterol. I was taking a combo of Crestor and Zetia. All blood work was within range even my HDL. However, my liver enzymes are elevated and have not been taking them for two weeks to try to get my liver back in shape. Recheck in three months. I never connected the shoulder and leg pain with these medicines until reading this and realizing for the last two weeks these pains are not nearly as intense. I guess I will try fish oil, vinegar, and niacin. F 55 3 years
11/27/2009
 1  Cholesterol 250/HDL 63/ LDL 162 About 3 weeks on Crestor (10 mg), I started to have a lot of shoulder pain, tightness & tenderness mostly on one side. I went to my massage therapist and after a deep tissue massage I thought it was better. I normally get stress knots in my back and shoulders but this was different. The pain and tenderness did not go away. The next massage I had after 2 months on Crestor the massage therapist thought maybe I had fibromyalgia because her touch up and down my arm and around my shoulder was so tender. I went to the dr. last week and she thinks I have a strained rotator cuff and gave me muscle relaxers, antiflammatory meds and recommended physical therapy. I then reminded her of the Crestor, and she said, "oh, we better test your creatine kinase to see if it's elevated." Duh! Well I'm still waiting for the results. I decided to wean myself off the Crestor. I took it every other day and then skipped two days and took 1/2 dose the next. I had two good days (was it th I am so glad to read all the comments here and that I'm not alone. If I don't get confirmation that my enzymes are elevated, I will be surprised. If anyone has gone off the meds, how long did it take for the pain to stop? F 58 5 months
11/26/2009
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