Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  Cholesterol Hair falling out. Constant tick in eye. Over all muscle pain. So tired don't want to get off couch. Gained weight from lack of energy. No motivation F 54 2 weeks
 1  Doctor talked me into it Mitochondrial DNA mutation similar to MELAS, Neuronal Apoptosis (Brain Cell Death) Peripheral Neuropathy States" CRESTOR has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or Heart Disease" kinda useful information to teach your patients BEFORE having them ingest these POISONS M 48 3 years
10 1X D
 1  Slightly raised cholesterol 5.4 1st tablet I took, got a giddy spell, thereafter, horrendous joint pain and muscles so weak unable to lift a cup. Had to lift with 2 hands. Off them almost 3 weeks and am still in agony with my hands, weakness, pain, also stressed out. Don't give a dam am not taking them again. Want to enjoy the rest of my life pain free. My LDL was slight raised also at 3.45 but this is not extreme. Have had too many friends that have had adverse reactions to same. One had to have an MRI brain scan her headaches were so bad, as soon as she stopped taking them, headaches vanished. F 73 10 days
10mg 1X D
 1  Dr insisted for slight LDL elevatio Constant exhaustion,tender glands, ear pain, tinnitus and elevated B/P, after 2 years started SEVERE jaw pain diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia.Dr said depressed -gave serotonin uptick.result was serotonin syndrome. Dr refused to help. Changed doctors. Off Crestor at 72 years for 7 months and feel GREAT!watching all symptoms slowly disappear. This poison almost destroyed me!!! F 72 5 years
2.5mg dail
 1  High cholesterol Uncontrollable itching around day 5. Stopped it one week ago; still itching. How long before this goes away?? F 55 1 weeks
 5  Elevated LDL None Started with 10mg, which lowered LDL to about 1/3 of recommended. After initial 6 months, lowered dose to 5mg. A 6 month blood test indicated very low LDL, so lowered dose to 2.5mg for the next two years. Tests were still good so I lowered the dose to 1.25mg, which keeps me in desired cholesterol range. Split a 5mg in 4 parts, taken before bed. M 73 10 years
1.25mg 1X D
 3  High risk.cholesterol Seem to be having pains. Lowerleft stomach feeling ill Is. This drug safe M 1 months
 1  High ldl Numbness in feet, aching lower legs, severe vertigo attacks with vomiting lasting several days, insomnia Extremely dangerous drug and after stopping taking it I still have vertigo feeling after two months. Hope it's not permanent, its debilitating. My lifestyle and diet changes have lowered my ldl. F 65 3 months
 1  High cholesterol Nausea. Muscle pain. Shaking. Nervousness. Scary dreams. Raised blood pressure Was put on 5mg once per day. This caused severe symptoms noted in side effects. I did some research and saw Crestor has long half life of about 19 hours and many people take it every other day or 3 time per week. I tried every other day. Still had same symptoms. Tried cutting pills in half to 2.5 mg and taking every 3rd day. The muscle pains and nausea stopped a day after taking this lower dosage, but had severe persistent shaking and felt like I was going to have heart attack. At next doctor's appointment I had quite elevated blood pressure. Crestor was discontinued. I found this to be a horrible drug. I hope this shaking will stop and is not permanent F 64 1 weeks
5mg 1X D
 5  cholesterol Take with a meal. Taken at bedtime disrupted my sleep by waking up feeling sick. When the doctor prescribed 10 mg, I started taking 5mg. Next blood test showed great results so I started taking 2.5mg. Still great results but with no side effects from all that extra drug I didn't need. Then I tell the doctor what dose is working for me and we go from there. M 75 10 years
2.5 1X D
 1  Lower my cholesterol After 2 days I experienced an acute onset of dizziness and almost fainted. This happened on two separate occasions. I then took 10mg daily for 3 days. On the third day I got the dizziness, headache and ended up collapsing and taken to hospital. I only ever had this happen after taking crestor. I have not had this experience again as I take krill oil instead of crestor. F 46 3 days
 1   Not long before I suffered dry mouth and sore throat. Massive impact on reflux acid which became impossible to control. General.tiredness and fatigue. Lowering of mood bridging depression and anxiety This drug is the devils work it seems to me but.all you get from doctors is no side effects, very important you take it. Poison! M 62 6 weeks
 1  high cholesterol get tested for fatty liver disease M 54
10mg 1X D

 1  Cholesterol Bone spurs,tumors on feet,insulin resistance,lump on collar bone,nausea,tired,insomnia,trouble swallowing when I asked the doctor about side effects,not happy,said I ask too many question,that crestor doesn't have side effects with it. F 60 5 days
20 1X D
 1  Cholesterol After 3 months on Crestor, started generic 18 days ago, and 5 days ago I was hoarse, headache, sore throats and the worst was burning skin My doctor is no help! Stopped 2 days ago, hoarseness is better, headaches slight but the burning skin like I have a sunburn on lips,face,buttocks,legs . I pray this burning subsides M 69 1 days
 1  high cholesterol Memory issues, brain fog, muscle, joint pain in left leg, hip, knee, down to ankle. Poor sleep, constant waking, needed to urinate at least 3 times nightly. Discontinued after reading my symptoms were caused by Crestor. Most symptoms disappeared! Still have some memory issues. Will never take a stating again! Will take my chances with high cholesterol and try to control by diet, lifestyle changes. F 67 4 days
10 mg 1X D
 2  high cholesterol 9-8 now down to 4-2 1 days
 1  Lower cholesterol Can't walk up steps without getting winded. Legs are very weak. Hip joints and knees ache. Fatigued all the time. F 69 4 years
10 mg
 1  Convinced it was beneficial Muscle pain and extreme weakness,loss of memory,shortness of breath ,croaky voice.I still have a skin lesion on my chest that won't heal. I also had jaw pain and severe knee pain.I took this poison for 21 months before the side effects hit me. The doctor convinced me that it was a small dose and as I was 60 and in good health it would be beneficial.I was a very active woman.I swam daily ,long beach walks daily and bike rides.I can do none of that now.My life has changed dramatically.My doctor dismissed my symptoms and offered no support.My husband has been my carer. F 65 21 months
5 MG 1X D
 1  high blood pressure - stroke tightness in legs, hands, feet, can not walk up steps without getting winded can't walk more than 10 steps w/o taking a break destroyed my life I use my computer for only 5 minutes because my hands cramp up If your Dr prescribes this please refuse taking this medication. It can actually kill you. I hate my doctor for prescribing this medication. Will I ever be able to walk again and lead a normal life Will these side effects go away F 64 2 years
5 MG 1X D