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|5||to lower my colesterol||using for seven months lowered my cholesterol by 80 points in two months no side effects||lowered my cholesterol by 80 points in two months||F||60|| ||1/20/2009||1||Dangerously high LDL||Intolerable pain in both feet - particularly tendons. Also purple sore which is extremely itchy. My CK (Muscle Injury Markers) are eight times maximum level within the range. Constantly feeling fatigued, water retentive. I was taking 40mg then cut to 20mg but no reduction in side effects.||This would undoubtedly be the worse drug ever invented by man. The side effects are just down right cruel albeit the poison did shoot my LDL down to a safe level. If I don't drop dead from heart disease by staying on Crestor, I would no doubt die of Kidney failure owing to the toxicity of this drug and also become crippled in the process. If you want quality of life this rubbish need not be part of your care plan. The crap needs to have an S8 label and the icon of a skull & cross bones on it. In fact Hussein could have used Crestor as a weapon of mass destruction.||M||52||18 months ||1/20/2009||1||to lower total cholesterol & LDL||Sciatica down both legs, lower back pain, numbness in feet. I was ready to consult my neurosurgeon about further back surgery (I have an L4-L5 fusion), the pain was becoming so disabling. Normally, I am very active -- play tennis & golf, dance, take yoga and pilates classes, etc. I was only taking 1/2 of a 5 mg. tablet (because every other statin I'd tried had caused muscle cramping).||I'd had taken the Crestor for almost 4 months before I decided to discontinue it. Within a week, the pain disappeared, and I was able to return to all my physical activities!||F||60||114 days ||1/20/2009||4||Lower Cholestrol --Esp LDL||Was on 5mg daily but was reduced to every other day as I was getting a racing heart fluctuating between 129 and 180 beats for periods of 20 minutes in a day followed by panic attacks. The panic attacks have reduced but I have muscular pain in my arms which has stopped me from doing any sorts of lifting exercises. I do cardio 5x per week with usually 2 days of weights--I am done with weights sadly.||The Crestor is helping and I need it --I am now supplementing every other day with 500mg Niacin. I cannot go to a higher dose of Crestor or the attacks will start all over again--so I am settling with just muscular pain. This also happened to me on Zocor and Lipitor. Going completely natural did not get my cholestrol down--Crestor did.||F||47||6 months ||1/18/2009||1||high cohlesterol||I started experiencing nausea after the first 2 months and not long after that had extreme muscle pain in my legs and shoulders. I was very sick for a week with flu like symtoms and thought to check the side effects of Crestor , I believe this is the cause of my current miserable state of health. I still have stiffness in my legs and am very tired.||Although Crestor lowered my cohlesterol by 100 points it is not worth this agony. I have stopped taking it and give up on Statins completely.||F||59||80 days ||1/17/2009||2||High cholesterol||1. Gained approx 10 lbs within 3 weeks of beginning Crestor despite beginning moderate daily exercise program (15 min walk every day) and making conscious effort to reduce sugars in diet by cutting out soft drinks. 2. noticable increase in fatigue.||After 6 weeks Dr. switched me to Lipidil Supra which I began yesterday.||M||52||6 weeks ||1/15/2009||1||tri/ cholesterol||loss of appt. pain in thighs,pelvis,low back,midback,neck,swollen hands,knee pain,abdomen pain,heavy legs||on med for 1.5 yrs before pain became a problem. others meds stopped were robaxon and cymbalta. inability to empty bladder/to get started.related to those two. also back pain associated w/cymbalta.||M||47||2 years ||1/13/2009||1||FOR A HEART CONDITION||MY SIDE EFFECTS STARTED ABOUT 5 DAYS AFTER STARTING ON 20MG. I AM DEPRESSED, I CRY EVERYDAY AND DONT KNOW WHY. I HAVE CONSTANT NAUSEA, HEADACHES,SWEATING,INSOMNIA,DIARREAH,CRAMPS ALL OVER,LOSS OF APPETITE, WEIGHT LOSS, SHOCKING MOOD SWINGS AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON?? ALL THIS JUST FROM 1 STUPID TABLET.||ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I AM 40 YEARS OLD AND THIS MEDICATION IS MAKING ME FEEL LIKE AN OLD WOMAN. ITS LIKE ITS COMPLETLEY CHANGED ME. I HATE TO FEEL LIKE THIS, I CANT COPE ANYMORE. ANYWAY MY SUGGESTION IS FOR ANYONE OUT THERE THAT IS PUT ON THIS TOXIC STUFF. PLEASE TRY SOMETHING ELSE OR YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE DRAMATICALLY. "DONT TAKE IT"||F||40||3 weeks ||1/10/2009||3||high cholesterol||Backpain in the first couple of weeks,moderate to severe leg (calf) pain which gets worse as the day goes on, fatigue, gained 6 Lbs in 2 months||though Crestor lowered my cholesterol levels greatly from very high to almost borderline, I am not too happy with the side effects( feeling tired constantly and having muscle pains as if running a marathon daily) Don't mind putting on a few pounds as long as it doesn't get worse (never gained a pound in 20 years no matter what and how much I ate) Doctor told me today to take some CoQ10 for the muscle pain - we'll see what happens!||F||50||3 months ||1/8/2009||1||Preventative for cholestrol & heart||CLUSTER MIGRAINES, severe muscle pain in hands arms legs shoulder neck, severe joint pain in knees and right elbow, insomnia, extreme fatigue, hives/rash over entire body including scalp, diminished memory/concentration, reduced sex drive, increased irritability, SEVERE VERTIGO in high atmospheric pressure (mountains/planes)causing complete collapse for up to 45 minutes, increased eye sensitivity to light, excessive eye tearing with slightest story of emotion (attacking nervous system)and I'm NOT a "sensitive" guy, bloating with gas, shortness of breath with smallest physical exertion, EXTREME SENSITIVITY TO FRAGRANCES such as perfumes and body lotions bringing on headaches, WEAKNESS IN RIGHT HAND/ARM so severe that simple lifting and normal manual labor involving anything over 3 pounds was painful and even with an elbow brace I had to give up any "real" work with hammers or tools. I had NONE, NONE, NONE of these symptoms before I started taking the statins. CRESTO||Very healthy guy--never hospitalized and no health problems. Doctor started me on Lipitor, then Zocor, then Pravacol, finally Crestor as preventatives to high cholestrol and to keep my heart "healthy." Problems got worse with time and with each new drug. I advise anyone with problems to see their doctor for non-statin alternatives--don't wait. Pharmaceutical companies are selling poison to doctors who are too busy to research products. As a result of statins I've had CONTINUOUS debilitating cluster migraines for 4-month periods over the last few years--never had more than 1 simple headache (if that) annually prior to these drugs. Had to endure MRI'S, seen neurologists, seen ENT specilists, seen dermatologists--ALL INSIST IT'S NOT THE CRESTOR. They are deceived, the patients suffer, the health insurance industry pays out high claims, and the drug companies make their blood money. DO YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY A BIG FAVOR--Get your doctor to recommend a non-statin homopathic||M||56||4 years ||1/8/2009||3||to lower cholesterol and LDL||Recently I was diaggosied with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)or Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) ! I am not sure it the diagnose was accurate or it is durg induce vasculitis. Older generation of cholesterol lower medications were reporeted to induce vasculitis. the GCA and PMR are normally occur in older population. My Physcians were surprised to see me develop either PMR or GCA becuase of my age and no previous inducations that lead to either. High Sedmination rate, pain in one side of my throats, ear, and night fever. After two mnoths of 40mg prednisone the pain disappear. I am currently on low dose 5 mg of prednison the pain came back on the other side of my head (Ear and throat!)||I have previosly tried lipitor low dose I had sever reaction and my physcian stopped the medication. Crestor was the only one that lower my cholesterol and LDL at 20 mg.||M||51||5 years ||1/5/2009 ||1||high Lp(a) Scale 0-30 mine 235||severe diarrhea, aching legs, vaginal discharge - seen by cardiologist, gastroenterologist, and GYN. Since all ocurred at the same time it was concluded that Crestor and my body were at odds. Six weeks after stopping Crestor still dealing with diarrhea. Have lost 10+ pounds. Still crampy after eating and have no appetite. Very bland diet. Discouraged.||I felt fine taking it until all of the side effects hit at once. Cardiologist took me off of it immediately. Now am taking Niaspan for the elevated Lp(a) and doing ok with it.||F||68||2 years ||1/4/2009||1||high cholesterol||Knee pain so severe I could barely walk. Fatigue, weakness.||One knee was so swollen and inflamed, it was painfull to bend at any angle. After stopping the drug on Dec 13th, it began to get better but has not gone away yet. Had to take cortizone shots and anti infamatory to improve knees. I am worried there is permananet muscle damage.||F||52||12 days ||1/4/2009||3||elevated cholesterol (genetic)||Leg pains (mainly left side) from thigh to ankle , on and off.||Lipitor and vytorin beat me up so the Doc wanted me on 5mg crestor. High cholesterol runs in the family. I'm typically around 235-245 level. Haven't had follow-up bloodwork yet to check the numbers.||M||51||60 days ||12/30/2008||5||High Cholesterol||None||Lowered my Cholesteral 120 points!||M||32||1 years ||12/29/2008||1||Light headedness,lower back pain,both knees,sore soles of both feet,a general 'tightness' feeling in most of my major muscle groups,bloated feeling,weight gain....Just didnt feel right||Getting blood drawn for 6 mmonth test this week...Going off Crestor after today...I'm currntly taking 10mg...Sometimes i take just 5mg..Either weay symtoms and pain are still there...After a fews days off drug i feel much better..Going to ask doc about trying Niaspan and Lavaza again (I wasnt very dilligent in taking these the first time around)||M||52||6 days ||12/29/2008 ||1||To lower my cholesterol level||Aches, pains, wild dreams,felt slightly depressed.Deminished short term memory.Ringing in my ears.Felt tired and dozed-off a couple of times on the days I took a 5 mg tab.||These side effects happened after I took a 5mg tab every other night for three weeks.I shudder to think of what would happed with 10mg every day. I'm done now.||M||74||21 days ||12/24/2008||1||High LDL||Extreme muscle soreness and weakness and insomnia||I am a personal trainer and weight lifter, I am so sore that I can't lift weights or work out at all and can't walk up one flight of stairs without wincing in pain. I picked up something about twenty pounds with two hands and injured my forearm so bad I can't bend my arm. I can't sleep even with meds.||M||42||5 weeks ||12/21/2008||1||high LDL||leg pain, shoulder pain, numbness in toes of right foot, ankle swelling - after 6 months of usage (I had continued to use the meds because my physician minimized these complaints)I developed generalized weakness, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating.||Most of the symptoms improved rapidly after discontinuing usage. However, pain and weakness in rt leg took 8 months to subside.||F||68||6 months ||12/10/2008||2||One stent in March 2007||None until now 20 months later||Heart pain January 2007, stent March 2007. A week later a study said stents are no better than medication. It was all over the news. Too late for me. My chlolesterol never was bad, 186 in March 2007, why do I need Crestor? but doctor prescribed it after the operation. (along with BP medicin, which I decided against, always good BP, and alond with PLAVIX a blood thinner)Took one Crestor day for a long time, for the last several month only one every 3 days. November 2008 developed side effects like most other bloogers: trouble turning door knobs, joint pain, ankles to shoulders, especially in the morning. Stopped taking Crestor end November 2008. Chlolesterol still 192, (under 200 is desireable) trig 144 (under 150 is normal). Will continue with fish oil only, keep checking chlor levels.||M||83||20 months ||12/9/2008|