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|RATING||REASON||SIDE EFFECTS FOR CRESTOR||COMMENTS||SEX||AGE||DURATION/|
|1||high cholesterol||Severe depression||statin scam epidemic||F||60 days ||7/26/2009||1||Moderately high total cholesterol||Tingling/numbness in feet and hands, debilitating lethargy/fatigue, mental confusion, anxiety, rash, tightness/gripping pain in upper left chest, back pain, joint stiffness||My total cholesterol was on the high side of normal, so my doctor prescribed 40 mg of Crestor. I took it for about a month, stopped for a couple of weeks because I ran out, then started again 2 weeks ago after re-filling (it's very expensive, even with insurance). Immediately all of these symptoms cropped up; I had been blaming them on another medication I was taking. I found out that 40 mg is way too much, especially for a moderately high cholesterol. My level dropped from 206 to 112 in 3 weeks, but I got sick and started looking 20 years older within that same timeframe. Why would my doctor do this? Even when I told her my symptoms and theories, she told me to cut the tablet in half and take 20 mg a day. Hello, I can't feel my feet and am barely conscious because of this drug! I stopped taking it on my own and will modify my diet and exercise to keep cholesterol under control. This drug is pure poison, and I'm afraid of long-term effects I don't even know about yet.||F||44||6 weeks ||7/24/2009||1||Medium High LDL - Very high HDL||Began having night hallucinations, extreme leg pain all day and night, confusion||Week 1 no side fx to mention; week 2 nausea,pain in legs, knees,complete loss of appetite; week three severe sciatic pain and lower back throbs along with other accumulated fx; week 4 feel so ill, I wanted to die - quit Crestor on 29th day and instantly began to improve. Now 3 months later, I have permanent sciatica,shoulder pain, numb hands at night, trembling in limbs -DO NOT TOUCH THIS POISON - STRYCHNINE WOULD BE BETTER - lost 19 lbs. in less than 4 weeks||M||71||28 days ||7/24/2009 ||1||High genetic LDL at 242||weight gain, bloating, stomach upset, knee joint pain, exhaustion, nightmares- I just had a baby 15 months ago and I thought I was pregnant again because of all of my symptoms.||I am a pharmaceutical rep and had heard lots of positive comments about the effects of Crestor lowering cholesterol quickly. My total cholesterol was at 316, and in 8 weeks it was down to 186. It definitely does the trick, but the fact that I was having pregnancy symptoms all over again became a deal breaker. My family doc thought that I had post-partum hypothyroidism.||F||27||5 months ||7/22/2009 ||1||HIgh Chlosertol||It was terrible. I think it is poison. After several days of taking it I have had sever pain in my right arm and shoulder and neck. Can't concentrate, feel depressed, had to walk and can't sleep. I feel like I am 90 years old. Having to go see a surgeon because of the nerve pain I have.||F||52||2 months ||7/22/2009||1||Cholestrol poor||Extreme muscle joint and aches akin to arthritis. So sore I cannto sit in my car or on a plane. My hips went from healthy to aching in a week on Crestor. My shoulders got so sore I cannot sleep and my right hand has gone numb and tingles. I am also left with a limp penis after a lifetime of excellent "stiffies"!||Crestor appears to be toxic to tens of thousands of people. Just LOOK at the number of people on this site. I discontinued it yesterday. I run hard and have reduce my weight to a healthy 180lbs. I would rather live short and feel good than be debilitated and die of acute pain thanks to Crestor!||M||5 months ||7/21/2009 ||1||High Cholesterol 300's||Back pain, sleep disturbance, feelings of despair, lethargy, energy loss,||Trouble with other statins, tried Crestor when chloesterol exceeded 300. Lots of aches and pain. Don't want to get up in the morning, can't sleep through night, lots of waking. Most alarming is the creeping up of multiple effects before one gets smart and stops taking it. When the feeling of despair set in I knew it was time to stop. Off only 3 days and much beter already.||57||45 days ||7/20/2009||3||HI CHOLESTEROL & TRIGLYCERIDES||PAINFUL LEGS, HARD TO TO WALK, NUMB HANDS OR FINGERS OCCASIONALLY, ACUTE GROIN STIFFNESS AND PAIN WHICH MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO WALK, STAND UP FROM A SITTING POSITION, SLEEP PROBLEM WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE ASSOCIATED WITH IT, NOT SURE.||VERY GOOD IN LOWERING MY CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES. HOWEVER, AFTER MANY YEARS I BELIEV INSIDIOUSLY THE PAIN HAS INCREASED FROM THIS MED. HAD PREVIOUS LEG PAIN WITH PRAVACHOL BUT IT HAPPENED SOON AFTER STARTING AND I PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER AND WHEN I STOPPED IT THE PAIN DISAPPEARED. TRIED THIS AS IT WAS NEW AND "BETTER" AT THE TIME AND I HAD NO PAIN FOR A LONG TIME SO NEVER CONNECTED MY LEG AND GROIN ACHES AND STIFFNESS PLUS GRADUAL MUSCLE WEAKNESS TO IT. HAVE STOPPED IT TO SEE IF THE PAIN DISAPPEARS. CAN BARELY WALK NOW AND USED TO JOG,RACE WALK, ETC AND NOW OF COURSE WEIGHT HAS COME ON. WOULD RATHER LIVE A SHORTER LIFE THAN LIKE THIS. THIS IS NOT LIVING.||F||65||4 years ||7/19/2009 ||2||hyperlipidemia||Pain in all major joints. Getting dizzy. No energy. Dark urine and light colored stools. Noticeable bloating and weight gain mostly in my mid section.||Stopped taking Crestor. I gained seven pounds in the five weeks I was taking Crestor. I have never had a weight problem in my life. Between the weight gain and the pain I feel horrible.||F||46||5 weeks ||7/15/2009||1||High cholesterol||Extreme muscle weakness in my arms & considerable slowing of my speed of thought.||Those side effects after taking one pill. I went to back to the Doctor, advised of the problem, he said I should wait until I am feeling 100% and take another one, as he was sure I wouldn't experience such a severe reaction from one dose. Frankly I am pretty worried.||M||33||1 days ||7/15/2009||1||High cholesteroll||Dizziness, insomnia, lethargy, inability to concentrate, muscle pain, general malaise, weight gain.||I've been on this drug for nearly three weeks. Before starting Crestor, I'd changed my diet, joined a gym, and was losing weight. Now I'm gaining weight, feel like crap, and have trouble getting out of bed, much less going to the gym. This stuff may work for folks that are in desperate need of an immediate drop in their cholesteral level, but I am not one of them. I called my doctor this morning and told him I wasn't taking it any more. He suggested concentrated fish oil. Why the heck didn't he say that in the first place?!?!? I could have avoided feeling like I'd been mown down by a Mack truck for the past three weeks! I agree with those who say this is poison, and shouldn't be handed out like candy to anyone whose cholesterol level isn't desperately above normal.||F||48||19 days ||7/15/2009||2||Hyperlipidemia||Arm and Shoulder Pain. Really bad Anxiety. Numbness in hands, face, lips. Back and Neck Pain. Sinus pain. Dry mouth. Dizziness for long periods of time. Loss of sex drive. Head Aches. Weight loss.||I have a family history of high cholesterol. My father died of a heart attack at age 40. We have 7 kids in my family, and 5 out of the 7 have extremly high #'s. All in the 300's. The Youngest brother is 11 and his numbers were 345 before getting on crestor. Mine were 362. CRAZY. but crestor has helped tons. My numbers are now 185. It is helping, but the side effects are insane.||F||23||3.5 years ||7/14/2009||1||High Cholesterol||achy joints, bloating, lethargy, coughing||F||49||2 months ||7/13/2009||1||hyperlipidemia||nearly constant feeling like I have had the flu since I started it 3 months ago...a cough that won't go away, swelling requiring diuretics. Exhaustion! I haven't had any repeat labs yet, but I am not taking it anymore...||F||49||3 months ||7/11/2009||1||high LDL||It seems every muscle, bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament ached to the point where I couldn't sleep and had difficulty getting out of bed without help. Doctor had me on Pravachol and Lipitor before switching to Crestor indicating that Crestor was more effective and quicker acting. I had similar complaints about the other statins but not to the degree of pain I have experienced with Crestor. Doctor recommended I take 200mg CoQ10 daily but that didn't help. I have quit all statins vowing never again.||M||73||30 days ||7/10/2009||1||high cholesterol||stomach pain, muscle pains, memory loss, speech problems, weight gain, itching, leg spasms, headaches||Started feeling blah about 5 months ago. Just attributed it to menopause. But 2 months ago my right shoulder started to hurt, I mean a burning pain right in the joint. I thought I just worked it too hard. The pain not only got worse, but it started to travel down into my wrist. My whole right arm is now extremely weak. That's when I started researching CRESTOR. I quit 4 days ago. I'm still waiting for my arm to recover.||F||58||1 years ||7/10/2009||1||High Cholesterol||redness, swelling, loss of skin in mouth cracked tongue||F||59||3 months ||7/9/2009||1||high chlorestorol||Extreme flu-like symptoms, severe muscle fatigue, extreme short term memory loss, and nausea after only 2 doses... had to miss work due to these symptoms... Crestor made me feel like I'm 84, not 44!!! DO NOT USE CRESTOR!!!||I truly feel like I have been POISONED... I called my doctor after only 2 doses, and he put me back on Lipitor... all this because Lipitor raised my sugar a couple points, he switched my meds...DO NOT USE CRESTOR!!! THIS IS A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE DRUG!!! BTW, How long does this poison stay in your body???||M||44||2 days ||7/7/2009||2||High Cholesterol||Hand tingling, possible anxiety and memory loss||Lipitor muscle aches were too much to handle. Tried Crestor and have no muscle or joint aches. Rode 18 miles on my bike yesterday, but after reading here I'm second guessing the idea of uswing Crestor. Actually having hard time finding the right words to write this comment. I'm going to re-think my use of the drug.||M||55||2 weeks ||7/6/2009||1||cholesterol||I was given Crestor for the replacemet of Lipitor 10 mg which I was taking last 7 years without any trouble. My physician change because he thought Crestor will increase my good cholesterol level. But from the day first I started having trouble, joint pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, memory loss etc. Still I took it I thought because of start it may cause these trouble and it will be OK. but Crestor worsen my situation and June 23 09, my physician change back to lipitor. I would not suggest any one to take Crestor. It has serious side effect e.g. increase pain, neck pain, muscle pain, back pain, memory loss, liver disfunction(my liver tested little problem).||Please rise your voice against CRESTOR and watch every moment your time if taking it. Becareful, before damage your body. Test with multiple DR. Check your liver.||M||46||87 days ||6/28/2009