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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I took Crestor 10 mg for more than 10 years. It did an excellent job reducing my LDL. But, through years I developed joint pains, which doctors cold not explain. Once a friend told me my joint pain could be a result of Crestor, so to test it out I stopped taking it and sure enough only in few months no more pain in any of my joints for the past 1 year, since I have stopped taking Crestor.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: 5 mg Crestor for about 3 weeks after becoming menopausal and having cholesterol spike even higher (family genetic condition)- no side effects at first and numbers started to improve THEN -everything went haywire- rapid weight gain & all symptoms of pre-menopause has come back -now having severe joint pain so have stopped taking it completely.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Taking 2.5mg per day (that's half a 5mg pill). This much lowered my cholesterol from 248 to 193, and LDL from 168 to 125. Not perfect but good enough. Started out with 10mg a day that gave me muscle cramps and elevated Liver enzymes (AST and ALT). Doc had me try some other statins but they all had the same effect. So we lowered the Crestor dose until the side effects stopped. Works great and no noticeable side effects.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Doctor prescribed Crestor 5mg, after I experienced bad muscle pains with two other brands. A few days after taking Crestor, I got very painful muscles. I went off the Crestor for a month (suggested by cardiologist) and took only lecithin gel capsules. After the month was up, had lipogram, and cholesterol was high; Total cholesterol was 260 HDL: 55 LDL 171, Triglycerides 151- All numbers significantly higher than 3 months previously. So contrary to the hype about Lecithin, it did not work. It is clear, I cannot take statins of any kind. Disappointing, as Crestor is said to work well and work quick, but side effects are painful and can be dangerous.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Astra Zeneca has a wonderful program for low income to limit out of pocket expense according to need. The paper work can be a pain but it is worth it in the end.
rosuvastatin for High Cholesterol: I have been on 10 mg rosuvastatin for a year and my cholesterol went from 10.09 to 6.00. Recently it has gone up slightly so has been increased to 20 mg. With this increase I am getting palpitations and can hardly walk with the pain in my right knee. As the days go by, the pain is increasing and the whole leg and muscles are very painful.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor lowered my cholesterol and triglycerides, but I noticed weight gain (20 pounds in a year) and tiredness and no energy. I started having chest pains, arm pain, jaw pain. Cardiologist did a catheterization and found nothing to warrant the symptoms I was having. I stopped the Crestor and within 2 to 3 weeks I feel back to normal and dropped 8 pounds! I have increased my fish oil intake and paying more attention to diet hopefully won't have to go back on another statin.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Due to an elevated cholesterol my doctor started me with Crestor 5mg that was quickly increased to 10mg. My LDL almost halved, while triglycerides doubled and total cholesterol fell from 7.2 to 4.6. For 3 years regular liver function tests said all was OK. An acute event marked by fever, muscle aches, headache, dark urine, inability to sleep and total loss of appetite prompted my doctor to order blood tests, an X-ray, ultrasound and CT scan. I stopped taking Crestor immediately. Outcome of numerous tests could not apportion blame to flu, mosquito borne causes, etc. Tests did show liver function had been walloped. Liver was diagnosed as fatty and enlarged - several markers had risen alarmingly! A month later and liver function is much better.
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rosuvastatin for Atherosclerosis: I also started off on Lipitor after a stroke but had very painful muscles. Switched to Crestor and after just over a year, the carotid blockage of 57-60% that I had to begin with reduced to unmeasurable levels.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor was doing a very good job in bringing my total cholesterol from 247 to 171. However, after a year and a half I could not stretch without pulling a muscle. I am 104 lbs. So the dosage was reduced to 1/2 of a 5mg tablet, which did not work, my number came up to 219. I also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently I got a bad GERD pain in my chest, I had to take an antacid before, during and after I ate. When I quit Crestor the pain and the head confusion went away. I felt great. Now my numbers from exercise, eating the right foods that help lower LDLs and raise HDLs have got my total to 236 with all LDLs in normal range with my HDLs high. My doctor is now trying me on fibrates.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor lowered my cholesterol but the muscle pain in my back was intolerable. So I finally started taking CoQ10 and the back pain went away. But for the following two years I thought I had shin splints. It was the Crestor.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have been taking Crestor now for 1 year. I have been experiencing right leg/hip discomfort. It bothers me most at night when I turn in bed. I have lost over 20 lbs (dieting) and my liver enzymes are slightly elevated. I think I may need to cut it back to 5 mgs.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have been on Crestor for 2 years now and while it has worked great on lowering my cholesterol I am having joint pain and feel extremely tired when i get up in morning, absolutely no energy. My Doctor told me to get off it for a few days so I stopped taking it for 4 days. I get up in the morning fully charged, I have no joint pain and feel like a new person. And I got rid of the Viagra, don't need it anymore. This drug does wonders for lowering cholesterol but the side effects are bad. Also I got back on it after 4 days and the same side effects come back after the first day I took it.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Got my LDL cholesterol down but my muscles hurt really bad. Doctor switched me to pravastatin but did not control my LDL. I am on Livalo now and it is great...so far.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have never had any problems with any medications until after I had open heart surgery. Crestor is now giving me leg pain and weakness, along with the pale stools.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Have been using Crestor 20mg now daily for 9 weeks, with a very strict diet and daily exercise regime. I previously had taken Lipitor 40mg for 12 weeks, prior to Crestor.
Have been able to trim my triglycerides from 398 to 179 in 9 weeks. I have also trimmed my body weight from 240 to 212 (target weight goal is 195lbs at 6'4"). My legs may be tender at times but I also stretch and run everyday.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have taken 10mg of Crestor for 3 yrs. I have experienced several issues with this statin as well as others. After 8 weeks on Crestor my HDL went from 289 to 79; on paper, I looked great! But over the last several years of taking statins, I have experienced several bad side effects. Severe bone and muscle pain; loss of muscle mass. I felt depressed; lots of mood changes. I became a wimp in bed. After taking statins for 5 yrs, I went to a cardiologist and had several things checked; nothing wrong. But recently, had blood test that showed problems with muscle and bone loss. STOPPED. After a couple of weeks I am feeling great. Your brain uses cholesterol for basic functioning and to make testosterone.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: While Crestor reduced my cholesterol on the 10 mg dose, the side effects including foggy thinking, personality change, no pep or enthusiasm, and muscle pains and night gagging sessions and constipation, led me to get my medication changed to Lipitor. With Lipitor I have had no sides effects worth mentioning after 3 months. If I would have had less side effects then I would have been happy to stay on it.
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: After 15 years of being diagnosed with high cholesterol, Crestor did the following for me in three months - dosage 20mg:
Before: Total Cholesteral 379, HDL 64, LDL 286
After using Crestor: Total cholesterol 226, HDL 74, LDL 107.
My doctor had never seen such positive results in his practice - ever!
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: I went from Zocor, which I had been taking for 10 years. When I started taking Crestor my cholesterol went from 240 to 147 in 3 weeks and has stayed there. My triglycerides went from 340 to 135. I take a 10 milligram a day.
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