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Crestor and Muscle Pain?

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May 26, 2019 / By Andee
Question: I'm one of those poor slobs who has high cholesterol no matter how healthy my diet is or how active I am. About 2 years ago, I started taking Crestor, and after a couple of months, two things happened. First, my cholesterol numbers went WAY down. Second, I started experiencing muscle pain. The problem is I'm a weight lifter, so I wasn't sure if the pain was from the drug or from the lifting. I asked my doctor about it, but he indicated there was no test to determine if I was having a problem taking this drug. So I stopped taking it. Just got my numbers again, and am rethinking my decision. My questions are: What causes the muscle pain? Is is something that can be permanent (liver damage, etc.) or will stopping the drug correct it? If you listen to the caveats for drugs on television advertising, it's a wonder anybody takes anything! Imagine having to worry about cancers, suicidal thoughts, etc. from taking medications?!?! I eat oatmeal 6 days a week. I also eat broccoli at least 3 days a week. I eat a lot of deep water fish (sardines, etc). My meat intake consists of boneless chicken breast or lean, boneless pork chops (2-3 times per week). Other than daily vitamins, I take no supplements. I realize there are trade offs, but developing cancer or needing a liver transplant as a result of taking medication is just beyond me. For the record, I had a hip replacement in 2004. For 3 years,I was fine but then developed an infection. Three more surgeries and the entire summer of 2007 on IV antibiotics twice a day. My doctor said I was 1 in 10000. You can understand my hesitation and distrust of some of these drugs. What would be great is if there were a simple blood test that would tell whether or not you were likely to have problems with a drug. Hope your dad is doing well....
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Weldon Weldon | 5 days ago
Well, my father just had a heart attack due to a clogged artery, so people obviously take drugs because the alternatives are even worse. When you are given a prescription, it comes with an insert that describes the side effects. The one for Crestor should have warned you that muscle damage is a possible side effect. Wikipedia probably gets its info straight from that insert. It says: "The following rare side effects are more serious. Like all statins, rosuvastatin can possibly cause myopathy, rhabdomyolysis. Stop taking rosuvastatin and contact the prescribing doctor if any of these occur: muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness" So, as soon as you had that pain, you should have gone back to your doctor, and he should have tested you to make sure your muscles were not being damaged. I do not understand why the doctor did not make a serious effort to understand your complaint. If your description is accurate, I think you should look for a new doctor. Damage to the muscles can be permanent, and the leaking of muscle proteins can also permanently damage your kidneys. But, of course, heart attacks due to high cholesterol can also be pretty permanent too. So, whether you wish to resume your medication (or an alternative one) or you wish to remain off of it, you should go a doctor. In the meantime, since you are a weight lifter, I doubt you have done all you can with your diet. For example, have you cut your intake of red meat and of protein powders? Also, have you added oat meal to your diet for its cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber? If I were you, I would eat oatmeal at least once a day and stop taking supplements for weight lifting. As for the television ads about medicines, I think the US is unique in the world in allowing direct to consumer marketing of drugs like statins. The ads are required to list the side effects, but most people are not well equipped to understand the risks. It creates a problem that people are increasingly demanding drugs from their doctors, even while others are becoming afraid of the drugs the need to live. Whether you want to continue your present lifestyle without taking a statin and risk a heart attack, or you want to go back on the drugs and perhaps have to alter your exercise routine to protect your muscles and kidneys, is something you need to work out with your doctor. HTH.
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Weldon Originally Answered: Muscle pain around the knee?
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Salmon Salmon
Unless you are an elderly male who has already had a heart attack then there is no net benefit in you taking a statin. You don't want to lower total cholesterol. You want to raise HDL. In fact, it's the total cholesterol to HDL ratio you want to lower. Mathematically you could try to lower cholesterol, but biologically that's bad. Cholesterol isn't the bad guy in the body. In fact cholesterol is used for the growth and repair of every cell in the body. It's absolutely essential. And your body produces most of its own cholesterol. When you have inflammation in the arteries your body produces LDL cholesterol to perform repairs. The LDL acts somewhat like band-aids over the inflammation. When the repair is completed it's the HDL that comes along to remove the "used" LDL. That's the proper function. But when you don't have enough HDL the LDL can't be removed so you end up with plaques - or Heart Disease. Now the problem with reducing LDL should now be clear. Your body produces LDL when it has inflammation. So if you try to reduce LDL you are fighting your body's normal repair functions and so you prevent the repairs from taking place. That's bad. Increasing HDL is the only healthy answer. And guess what? After all these years of telling us that fat and cholesterol is bad, it's the saturated fat that helps to raise HDL cholesterol and that protects us from Heart Disease! This is one of the reasons I enjoy bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning. Well, this morning I had a pork shop, with all the fat and crackling, and 2 eggs cooked in lots of butter. And my latest lipid blood-work results were fantastic. In fact, over the last 12 months of eating a high fat diet they have improved (and they were good to start with)! The cause of the inflammation is carbs - sugars and starches. Avoid them. This includes oatmeal.
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Murtagh Murtagh
I'm not on any staten drugs. when My cholesterol was 268 a few years ago I brought it down with Red Yeast Rice and a tablespoon of cinnamon a day. It actually lowered my cholesterol down to 211. My doctor says keep doing what I'm doing. He will not prescribe cholesterol medicine for me due to I brought it down myself. Staten drugs are known to give muscle pains as a side affect.
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Kenneth Kenneth
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