SInce taking Crestor, my husband has put on over 20 lbs and now has horrible hip pain, is tired and has headaches almost daily!
He's now 64. His doctor tells him it is "probably" just arthritis in his hips, stress for the headache diagnosis, and poor diet and exercise for the weight gain.
He's changed his daily routine and has oatmeal for breakfast, a protein bar for snack, salad or turkey wrap for lunch, and for dinner, fish or chicken with vegetable and brown rice, pasta or sweet potato, or a vegetable-type entree - or veg. chicken soup. He also has a limit of 2 - 3 beers, which is less than he used to drink, and exercises for 1/2 hr. daily before work. His weight should have been dropping, over the past 2 months - since starting with the exercising and reduced-calorie intake, but it isn't. Something isn't right. So I checked the side effects of his meds. Strange how his weight gain headaches and muscle pains started shortly after he began taking Crestor and are all possible side effects of this statin. Stranger yet - his doctor doesn't "seem" to know this - and he's prescribing drugs?
The next plan is to wean off the Crestor and find natural products that will lower the cholesterol and triglycerides.