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December 19th, 2011
Do you think Crestor has harmed me ?
Hi, I am an Asian(Indian) 38 years old and diagnosed with High Triglycerides (240) and High Cholesterol (215) about 3 months back. I have been physically active for the last 15 months through running about 3-4 kms every day, weight training and about 30 minutes of squash which is a reasonably powerful cardio workout. My physician advised me to take Crestor (Rosuvastatin) as per a medication sold under the brand name Rosulip f10 which is a combination of statin and fenofibrate. Before taking this medication, I was preparing for the half marathon run and was running more than 12-13 kms over weekends on a treadmill. After taking this medication (which I realized later), my running stamina has come down dramatically and after running for about 10 min and under a kilometer, my leg muscles start to cramp badly and hurt. I reported this to my physician who advised me to take a color doppler exam which detected normal arterial and venous system flow however mentioned that sparse minimal plaques were visible in my arteries below the knee. My physican advised further medication in the form of Pletoz 50 (Cilostazol) which he believed will dilate the arteries and improve blood circulation and thin the blood to ease flow. I felt weird after consuming this medication. It made me feel shaky and like I am losing control over myself. I was also advised to undertake a Vitamin D3 deficiency test which showed me to be deficient with my value at 8.10. My physician has put me onto weekly injections and daily tablets of Vitamin D3. I am not sure if I need so much of medication. As I was quite perplexed with my loss of running ability, I decided to recollect all events that have happened ever since I started going down on my stamina and consumption of Crestor came up as the most significant link though I am not sure if that is the cause. I now realize after doing research on the internet that the issue may well be with Crestor harming my muscles and not really the 'sparse minimal plaque' in my arteries. I have since stopped taking this medication and I hope I havent got any side effect that is not reversible. I still feel weird in my legs. Can anyone advise me on what should I do next ? Have I suffered a irreversible effect ?
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replied December 22nd, 2011
I just finished day 28 of Crestor and through out next months box. My blood pressure was called excellent and the LDL cholesterol was apparently slightly on the high side of average but because of my age - 65 I was prescribed Crestor as a precaution. A week ago a began suffering back muscle pain and spasms in my left arm. My doctor is on holidays and so I asked my pharmacist who advise me to stop taking Crestor immediately.
Now I have done the research I should have done before taking it in the first place. I absolutely will not be taking it or any statin again.
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replied January 5th, 2012
Crestor/statins
Seems this stuff can do all kinds of things to a person. I can't take statins at all as I get muscle issues, memory loss, crying jags, weakness, tired, prickly arms, pains....nope...I may have to wing it on other things.
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replied January 5th, 2012
Crestor/statins
Seems this stuff can do all kinds of things to a person. I can't take statins at all as I get muscle issues, memory loss, crying jags, weakness, tired, prickly arms, pains....nope...I may have to wing it on other things.
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replied January 5th, 2012
Crestor/statins
Seems this stuff can do all kinds of things to a person. I can't take statins at all as I get muscle issues, memory loss, crying jags, weakness, tired, prickly arms, pains....nope...I may have to wing it on other things.
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replied July 20th, 2012
The same thing is happening to me as well. I had to come off of Zocor, because of muscle issues, and now trying Crestor... This is not working well at all. Memory loss, fatigue, back pain, bad dreams,& night sweats. I have been on Crestor for about 3 months.
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replied January 30th, 2012
I started taking Crestor two weeks ago 5mg after a couple of days started with headaches, last three days have been i bed it was so bad. After reading all these comments I wil be stopping the meds as of now. many thanks.
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replied February 15th, 2012
im 39 with hbp. on diovan it works fine with no obvious side effects. my total was 196 and ldl 124 and dr. stayed on me for a year to do statins. diet and exersise lowered it to 169/108 but i got lazy and it went back to where it started. so i tried crestor for 6 days.im glad i googled this. after 2 days my left pec. muscle was sore like i just started a heavy chest workout but on one side. then my right thigh/buttmuscle started aching like the flu. then both calves started cramping. i will go back on the diet and workout wich i lost 18lbs on in 3 months. im 5'10" and 205lbs. i will get in shape at 175lbs and not be lazy anymore. these numbers didnt seem high to me anyway. does anyone else agree?
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replied March 11th, 2012
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Alexava, yes, I agree with you. No pill can replace healthy living.

This may surprise many people, but cholesterol is needed to build healthy muscles. Cholesterol gives structural integrity to muscle cells, and a recent study at Texas A&M University showed those with higher LDL cholesterol built muscle at a faster rate.

Take care of your muscles, and remember your heart is a muscle. Its time to stop calling LDL cholesterol "bad".
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replied August 19th, 2013
True. Cholesterol is not the culprit. Inflammation IS. If a wall is cracked and in need of repair, do you blame the mortar sent to repair it? One day soon, statins w/ all their unfortunate side effects will be known as the greatest scam to have ever plagued humankind.
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replied August 19th, 2013
My cousin was subjected to a heart study for suspected WPW (Wolfram Parkinson White) syndrome. Having seen her sister-in-law incur liver damage from crestor as prescribed by her cardiologist employer, she refuses to take statins. Instead, she takes a product called, "Cholest-Off" (available at Walmart). The doctor who conducted the study said her arteries were actually plaque-free! And her diet is crap!
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replied March 19th, 2012
Crestor side effects
Three weeks ago I started taking Crestor upon my doctor's advice. I immediately developed severe back muscle pains and also my "johnny" became a "limpy latino" much to my wife's surprise as she always joked with me that probably I would never be needing any viagra etc. I am in my 50's. I have stopped taking crestor since 5 days now (without my doc's advice). I have a lot of exercise at work because I am always on the move - no sitting in front of a computer and have started eating healthier - veggies, berries, fish - not worried so much about my higher cholesterol, but about "johnny".
Next time I go to my doctor, he is going to get a earful for sure.
Thanks and Good luck to all.
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replied October 3rd, 2012
I'm a 66 year old male and my advice to you is to drink a glass of Pommegranate juice every day and Johnny will be back up to his old tricks in no time what so ever. No need for the Mrs to thank me, this is just a public service advisement.
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replied March 20th, 2012
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chipo123, The steroid hormone testosterone is made from cholesterol, if we inhibit the body's ability to manufacture cholesterol, there is a risk of depleting testosterone levels, which would cause "johnny" to become "limpy"
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replied April 2nd, 2012
My husband is 27 and has extremely high cholesterol - as in he will have a heart attack by 40 if he doesn't take some form of medication. His doctor recommends Crestor, but he is hesitant based on stories such as these. Does anyone recommend any drugs in place of Crestor?
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replied April 2nd, 2012
Experienced User
Hi sjc84, How high is his cholesterol? Does he have any artery disease at this time?
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replied April 3rd, 2012
cholesterol/dememtia
Hubby's is LDL 105, HDL 39, Tri 270, you can see where his problem lies..CARBS and sugars. They have him on 80 mg of this muscle killer Crestor, and his sex drive no longer exist. And of course a strong no need heart med that has it's own side effects. He passed his stress test walking and his echo cardigram with flying colors. He does have free way and doctor itis that runs his BP up, at home it is normal. And there is no way to bring up the HDL, we have tried the Niacin, and even the slow release gives him horrid day long hot flashes. His is genetic. Try a Type 2 diabetic diet and you will see your numbers go down.

Every one on this forum has mentioned memory loss. Any one ever think to link these drugs to early dementia as millions are using these drugs?
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replied May 1st, 2012
No more Crestor poison for Me!!!!
I just took my 1st one this afternoon And not long after I FELT dizzy and kinda Weird!!! Thanks Everyone !!!!!!!
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replied May 6th, 2012
Experienced User
Cholesterol plays an important role in the brain. The brain is the one organ most dependent upon cholesterol to function properly. Why anyone would want to choke off this vital substance is beyond me.

I love Cholesterol.
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replied May 13th, 2012
What are the alternative options?
My blood work said I was over 300 and my father always suffered from high cholesterol and took Lipitor. I have been on Crestor for one month and in the evenings my ankles swell badly, very painful. I watched my father eat a very restrictive diet and he still needed a statin. Does anyone know of any alternative to statins and a low cholesterol diet? Anyone had success with Red Yeast? Eggs are my primary source of protein.
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replied May 20th, 2012
My doctor started me on 40mg of Lipitor a few years back and I had monstrous cramps and pains in my back and upper thighs. I cut the dose in half and the cramps/pain went down a little. My doc told me to stay with that and I would acclimate to the drug. On my own I cut that in half again, but still had minor cramps and would get a queasy stomach at times.

When I told my doc what I had done he told me just to stop taking it since I obviously was allergic to the stuff.

Well I went to my cardiologist and he hit the roof because my total cholesterol was like 283, so he wanted me to start on Low Dose Crestor, 5mg three times a week.

I did tolerate the Low Dose Crestor much better and did not experience the cramps/pain. My total cholesterol came down to 195. Now the cardiologist asked me to up the Crestor to every day, or 5mg seven days a week.

I have been very tired, low motivation, muscle pains in upper arms and right elbow, and I seem to get a little foggy. I am going to tell the cardio about it and go back to the Low Dose Crestor. I think 195 is pretty good.

And I would tell anyone who starts to get weakness and muscle aches after starting a Statin to lower the dose or take it every other day.
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replied May 20th, 2012
My doctor started me on 40mg of Lipitor a few years back and I had monstrous cramps and pains in my back and upper thighs. I cut the dose in half and the cramps/pain went down a little. My doc told me to stay with that and I would acclimate to the drug. On my own I cut that in half again, but still had minor cramps and would get a queasy stomach at times.

When I told my doc what I had done he told me just to stop taking it since I obviously was allergic to the stuff.

Well after I quit the Lipitor I went to my cardiologist and he hit the roof because my total cholesterol was like 283, so he wanted me to start on Low Dose Crestor, 5mg three times a week. The cardiologist said the formula for Crestor was slightly different and that some people do ok with Low Dose Crestor.

I did tolerate the Low Dose Crestor much better and did not experience the cramps/pain. My total cholesterol came down to 195. Now the cardiologist asked me to up the Crestor to every day, or 5mg seven days a week.

I have been very tired, low motivation, muscle pains in upper arms and right elbow, and I seem to get a little foggy. I am going to tell the cardio about it and go back to the Low Dose Crestor. I think 195 is pretty good.

And I would tell anyone who starts to get weakness and muscle aches after starting a Statin to lower the dose or take it every other day.
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replied May 22nd, 2012
All statins block CoQ10. Long term use was never the intention of this drug. Seek functional medicine practitioners. Cut back on sugars. Seek nutrition therapy and lifestyle changes. If you can't, it's now being recommended to supplement with at least 100-300 mg of CoQ10. Best way to know your nutrient levels is to get a comprehensive nutrient panel done by an alternative practitioner.
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replied May 22nd, 2012
Doesn't CoQ10 interfere with blood thinners like Coumadin? I have had heart surgery in the past and I am on blood thinners.

I would like to take supplements and vitamins, like Vitamin D3 and CoQ10, but I am concerned about their effect on my blood thinners.
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replied June 26th, 2012
PRESCRIBING CRESTOR(R) FOR CHOLESTEROL FOR DIABETICS
Today 26/6/12 my doctor prescribed for me Crestor(R) because he said all diabetics should be on cholesterol tablets. After reading the terrible side effects and talking to some friends who are diabetics, I returned the tablets to my local chemist and got a refund on the script. What I have read so far on this website confirms my decision to not take the tablets but will find other solutions to keep my cholesterol in check while being a diabetic. Side effects were: headache, constipation, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, itchy skin, memory loss, stiff or painful joints, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, eyelids, lips,fatigue, loss of weight, fever. Also being an asthmatic, I did not want to put myself at risk with "difficulty breathing". What a dangerous drug the doctors are prescibing! I did not want to take that chance.
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replied June 28th, 2012
I have been on 20 mg Crestor for almost 3 months. In the past 10 days I have experience stiff knuckle joints in both of my hands, and gas build up that causes a pressure pain in the middle of my back and chest that can only be relieved by belching. I am also sleeping during the day and dozing off while reading.
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replied June 29th, 2012
Dangerous Drug "Crestor" prescribed to lower cholester
You need to stop taking this dangerous drug and use healthy means. I am now using Flora Pro-activ margarine which actively lowers cholesterol absorption (clinically proven) from Woolworths and Coles, and a Sunnyvale "Cholessterol" margarine from Aldi supermarket which costs less, and does the same thing to lower cholesterol absorption. A relative who had high cholesterol has had his cholesterol lowered and kept lowered using the one from Aldi. Also there is a Kraft Liveactive cheese which has proven to lower cholesterol. I am using this cheese too. This was a wake up call for me and I am not going to eat all the takeaway foods like KFC, McDonalds, chinese foods etc and cut down on fats. I would not want to experience what you are going through. I have to keep fit and healthy and cannot risk dozing off while driving or at work, and do not want to cut my life short because the doctor said that all diabetics should be on this drug.
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