Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 4  Mild cardio vascular disease No major side effects, just tiredness sometimes. My Dr remanded takin co Q10 200mg. I have been taking 10mg every other day. My ldl was 90 before I started and I have not check yet since taking it. M 56 3 months
 2  lower total cholesterol Nausea, vertigo, imbalance, disturbed sleep, muscle aches. Did not realize the cumulative effect of all my symptoms until stopping Crestor (5mg); pharmacist recommended stopping 4 weeks to see if symptoms better or not. 10 days off Crestor and vertigo and imbalance disappeared; nausea much diminished... F 67 4 years
5 MG 1X D
 3  I have 10 - 20% blockage in arterie Mostly cramps in legs and toe when I stretch. I have not noticed any reduction in my strength or fatigue. I was on another cholesterol drug and had problems with fatigue and shortness of breath but so far I have been feeling much better. I would like to hear from other patients concerning any side effects with crestor 10 mg. M 76 2 months
10 mg
 1  Ldl reduction and plaque stability Muscle pain, strength loss, joint pain, elevated PSA , lethargy. M 72 8 weeks
 1  High cholesterol Mostly leg soft tissue injuries and cramps to feet. The worst though has been the strange stomach and organ spasms and pain. Improved immediately I stopped the 40mg does the Dr put me on. On a 10mg dose for 18 months before symptoms returned and even worse. Have just taken myself off and immediately much improved. Not more organ spasms but still dull pain throughout upper stomach area. Seeing the Dr. tomorrow to request tests to see what this poison has done to me. For years my symptoms of memory loss and muscle issues were dismissed as signs of ageing. I could tolerate this but the organ spasms and stomach pain has completely freaked me out. It must be causing damage and I resent all concerned. This stuff has to stop. M 50 10 days
40-10 1X D
 4  cholesterol Lower body stiffness andlower left pain. Is crestor causing these problems for me. Do not want to take statin. Is there any other supplements Ican take for cholesterol? F 54 2 months
 1  High cholesterol After being on Crestor for 5 weeks I broke out in urticaria. Insanely itchy skin and lumps which started like a mosquito bite but over time spread into welts. Also the muscles in my legs started to lose their muscle tone. After three weeks working with the doctor trying to control the rash which he thought was eczema I lay awake one itchy night and read the patient leaflet about Crestor and it said a known but uncommon side effect was extremely itchy skin with raised red lumps, said it's an ellergic reaction and stop taking immediately. I continued with this medication for three weeks before realising I was allergic to it. I now feel like I've poisoned myself. It's only two days since I stopped taking Crestor and I'm much improved. No more feeling like hoards of ravenous ants are racing under my skin at night and the rash is diminishing. In a few more days it should hopefully be all gone. NEVER AGAIN. F 55 2 months
10mg 1X D
 1  Cholesterol Debilitating abdominal/back pain, exacerbated my acid reflux, body aches, bladder pain, bloated, cloudy urine, malaise, muscle cramps in legs, constipation, headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, insomnia, dry mouth, foul taste in mouth, pounding in the ears, shortness of breath. After taking Crestor for only three days and off for 3, I still feel horrible. Have had to stay in bed, unable to work or function. I am in otherwise good health; no serious medical problems. I will never take another statin again, as quality of life is more important to me than longevity. I will continue with a healthy diet in lieu of medication. F 60 3 days
20 1X D
 1  Elevated cholesterol & triglyceride Panic attacks, severe pain to front of ankles, worse with activity. F 47 4 days
25 mg
 1  High cholesterol and LDL Muscle pain, spasms and cramping Loss of appetite (to point of nausea) Cognitive dysfunction and memory issues Headaches Unexplained skin lesions and sebhoreic dermatitis Can't sleep and nightmares Put on Crestor 3.5 months ago. Typical dose was ineffective so quickly raised to max dose. I feel terrible all the time, have muscle spasms and cramping all night long, and can barely function cognitively in order to work F 53 3 months
40 mg
 1  High cholestrol and triglycerides Muscle spasm, joint and muscle pain, depression, tiredness, headaches, stomach pain M 61 2 months
20 1X D
 2  high cholesterol/tryglicerides fatigue, pains in arms legs, shoulders, neck. back. insomnia, shortness of breath, hair loss, palpitations, temperatures. unfortunately in the 1970s big pharma found a way of making billions out of one single illness, as it has many symptoms and can be treated by one single drug, they decided in the UK to change the blood test levels so it would be almost impossible to get a diagnosis. One of the many symptoms is high cholesterol among others that have all gone on to be treated individually in most cases. That illness is Hypothyroidism please do your research if you look at Stop the Thyroid you will get a great insight into most of your suffering M 60 3 months
5mg 1X D
 1  High cholesterol and triglycerides Chronic memory loss, severe muscle pain in upper back, chest pain with edema in legs and abdomen, kidney failure, stuttering, chronic cardiomyopathy & a heart attack in August 2015 Just changed cardiologist as my Cardiomyopathy has become serious and I can no longer work or do simple tasks. I am in constant pain. Cardiologist states all of my symptoms are due to the large dosage of Crestor. Just started COQ10 regimen and are hopeful for relief if not reversal of symptoms. F 49 7 years
40 MG 1X D
 1  Very high cholesterol/ heart attack Depression ,terrible pain in joints, sickness, can't sleep at night, This drug should be banned ! Cholesterol came down for a while now it's back up ! Damned if you do take it and damned if you don't ! Surely not all these people can be wrong ? Surely this day and age they can make some drug to lower cholesterol without all these side effects .......? F 47 3 days
5mg 4X W
 1  high chlestrol The answers are here...all of the statin drugs are POSION..PHARMO MAKING MILLIONS POISONING US F 70 7 days
 1  hyperlipidemia muscle pain in shoulders and arms, tachycardia, type 2 diabetes, foggy brain, elevated liver enzymes, early cataracts Refused statins for years, was convinced to go on them 7 years ago, tachycardia started soon after beginning statins -did not relate the two until I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a month ago (with NO risk factors except age, not overweight, no family history) and began to research. Liver enzymes are now elevated and cataracts have been found. All of these can be long term effects of Crestor. F 54 7 years
10mg 1X D
 2  High cholesterol & triglycerides Very tired, constipation, depression, mental deficit and now I have hearing loss and ringing in my right ear. I thought it was my age. Usually I feel good I exercise and am upbeat. I have no ambition or focus. Crestor lower my cholesterol over 60 points but I feel sick. Would taking 5mg make me feel better. I would appreciate any input. F 61 5 months
10 mg
 1  High Cholesterol Severe pain on the top of both feet, shoulder, neck and back spasm. After trying all other statins and Ezetimibe this was the last one to try. Took it for 4 days and on day 3 had severe pains in feet, shoulder, neck and back. I have disc problems in my neck and back and this made it 10x worse. Stopped it for 4 days to see if it would get better and on day 2 it did. Restarted the drug to make sure it was that causing the problem and the next day my back is in a severe spasm. I will never take another statin. I'd rather live for a shorter time and have reasonable quality of life over a miserable existence on this poison!!! F 49 4 days
5mg 1X D
 1  Cholesterol was 9.3 (Australia) Severe restless nights, pain in joints, giddy, sore throat, little sleep during night, tired during day Shoulder pain, listless Fatigue My total cholesterol was 9.3, LDL very high, Triglic very high, Doctor said I could be dead within 5 years. Was put on 40mg Crestor, symptoms so severe he put me on 20, then 5 every other day, then 2 1/2mg I "chucked" the lot into the bin now! I still suffer from VERY poor sleep, average 4-5 hours a night, still get very tired during day. I rather cut out most of my food and live on VEGETABLES will also try BERGAMOT CHOLESTEROL CARE tablets. DONT take Statins, my sister-in-laws Mother took Crestor for years and now only has 20% kidney function left (stage 4) and what medication did the doctors take her off first? CRESTOR. DONT TAKE STATINS!!!! F 68
2 1/2-5 1X D
 1  High cholesterol Developed unbearable pain in front left thigh, mixed in too many Advil a day to compensate, bought thigh bands, foam roller, physical therapy and no improvement. Prescribing Dr and PA didn't want to believe it, so I stopped. 3 months later pain is not gone but not debilitating. I hope I didn't permanently damage my muscles. Now my Dr wants me to try another Statin because my Lipids are up and was told I have a 1 in 5 chance of cardiovascular disease in 10 yrs. I'll give it a try for a month. If symptoms get worse, that's it. It also depresses me because my outlook for an active life is diminished. M 61 1 years
30 MG