Crestor and memory loss

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The weakness and aching are signs of rhabdomyalgia which is a side affect of statin drugs. You need to see the doctor that prescribed the meds as he/she needs to check you. I don't know about the shortness of breath. It could be a drug reaction too.
I've noticed that I'm getting short term memory problems forgetting names spellings and in the time it takes for the Google window to appear what question I was going to put in. Crestor is going I've reduced it to every other day and will drop it in stages to zero.
I've started on a Ketogenic diet recently and stopped taking the Crestor as it was interfering with my short term memory. The Ketogenic diet relies on calories from fats rather than carbohydrates and can boost HDL levels and increase the particle size of the LDL cholesterol. I think that my weight problem is mostly involved with not reducing the portion sizes to give the right number of calories (ca 1200 / day) which will allow my weight to reduce.
I am hopeful to find answers or help with looking for them. I am a 44 y/o female who was dx'd with panhypopituitary disease/adrenal insufficiency x7 years ago. THOSE diseases are currently taken care of. Meaning, I am followed closely by my endocronologist and primary care docs and all labs pertaining to those diseases are "normal". However, prior to getting my dx my life came crashing down. Here is a history....
28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns. Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
Also not mentioned, the FDA is eliminating the risk of liver damage from the list of side effects and that the link to Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are not proven, only an observation and NO LINK HAS BEEN PROVEN. This is typical anti statin rhetoric with only part of the data being given and the rest either ignored or taken out of context.
My mother has a numb toe too and has Hashimoto's thyroiditis (most common cause of hypothyroidism). She did try my thyroid medication for a short period of time and said she noted an improvement in her numb toe. She has normal TSH, free T3 and free T4 therefore no doctor will prescribe her thyroid medication. She has plenty of symptoms including the most obvious..a third of her eyebrows are missing.
After rigorous exercise it did little to nothing for the cholesterol. That is why they put me on Crestor. And it has dropped the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. But at 106 there is too much of a good thing. Also I am just about convinced that if I got my thyroid level up a bit, That I'd be able to eliminate the Statin. Since the last blood test I've started splitting my Crestor pills in half (5 mg per day instead of 10).
My symptoms are extreme fatigue, muscle aches, weight gain (120 lbs in two years even though I used to be a fitness instructor and I can't lose the weight no matter what I do), memory loss, depression (wasn't depressed before), visual distortions and dimness, dizziness, stomach pain, migraines, insomnia, etc... the list goes on and on. I have had to quit working because I just don't have the energy anymore, but Ilove my job!
us 20/12.5mg, crestor 10mg and aspirin 100mg (i also smoke). i had follow up tests and all were ok except liver again, still high but he didnt seem too concerned when i told him i was drinking the night before the test. My pains started after i started medication. does any of my prescriptions also affect the liver also? Any comments would be appreciated.
Reducing your risk factors ( taking meds and exercising) is imperative to preventing a major stroke. Brain damage, even a little, is a big deal and can affect your memory and speech among other things. Good luck!
According to the FDA and the NIH, there is no link to statin use and memory loss. Many would like to have us believe there is, but there have been no studies or trials that show any data to indicate that statin use causes memory loss. The statement above is from the FDA which says specifically there is NO LINK to statin use and memory loss but it was seen in the study group so the FDA wants the public to be aware of that fact alone.
The FDA requires warnings that statins may increase the risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, elevated blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, muscle weakness (for certain statins). Increasing blood sugar levels can lead to weight gain.
He has muscle tremors, short term memory loss, swollen feet and legs. He also has sensations of his head getting bigger, hot water being poured over his head and feeling like his eyes are gonna pop out of his head.
Pulse pressure is the difference in blood pressure between the systolic blood pressure and the diastolic blood pressure. Pulse pressure in healthy adults in a sitting position is about 40 mmHg. Your have a wide pulse pressure of 93mmHg.
Headaches (mild to severe which may last hours, days and sometimes weeks), vertigo/imbalance, forgetfulness, short term memory loss, sluggishness, pain in bones, numbness in hands and feet, loss of grip, loss of focus/concentration, unsteadiness on feet (sometimes I walk like I'm intoxicated), and mild to severe nausea without vomiting. I currently take serc for the nausea once a day, occasionally twice when it gets really bad.
however beware of the side effects that can happen most people get , dizzy feelings - some aches and headaches , others get more harsh reactions! such as no sleep at night - itching - internal shakes - short term memory loss and Hair thinning or loss (pattern baldness) that is reverseable when off the meds. it can also cause blurry vision in some people. and it can cause pannic attacks ! that come and go without warrning !
Sudden onset dizziness can be due to a stroke, especially since you have memory loss and confusion. However, all these symptoms can also be explained by anxiety and stress, low blood pressure, high blood pressure and several other causes. It would be best to consult your treating doctor. Take care!
I am on Crestor, Atenolol, Cartia and Digoxin and Synthroid. I had Tachicardia and Atrial Fib. I have symptoms of shortness of breath, a dry cough, extreme fatigue, short term memory loss, extreme joint pain and stiffness, poor balance, weakness at times, vision gets dark at times, neck and throat soreness. I'm going to my doctor because I can't function with these symptoms. Can you tell me which meds can cause this and what other meds I could take. Thank you.
The levels of cholesterol are influenced by the amount of thyroid hormones in circulation. As the thyroid gland becomes increasing inactive (hypothyroidism) cholesterol levels rise. Labs can show higher total cholesterol, lower HDL "good cholesterol", higher LDL "bad cholesterol" and higher triglycerides. When thyroid hormones are brought back into balance cholesterol generally returns to normal. "From WebMD New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins: "Feb.
pain as described was crippling me got to the stage i couldnt pick my head up off the pillow and loss of feeling in fingers and thumb. dr sent for xray of shoulders and neck within 3 days he told me it was cervical discs pinching nerves,arthritus etc but pain is caused by deep muscle spasms.he prescribed a muscle relaxant tablet (baclofen) and i took 3 per day for 2 weeks it eased off and did the trick.
I eat a lower fat diet, exercise by walking 40 minutes 5-6 times per week, don't smoke, control borderline hypertension with 5mg lisinopril daily, have a BMI of 30 but don't have enough self control to lose any weight. I had muscle pain and memory loss with statins, flushing and finally facial swelling with niacin supplements. The memory loss was so bad, I sold my veterinary practice and retired BEFORE the lawsuit. I ran for exercise until I wore out my left knee, now I walk.
I stopped the Crestor and I don't feel quite as tired. Also I didn't attribute the muscle pain and back pain I was having to it. It has mostly stopped also. I do have leg cramps but they were worse on the Crestor. I am going to get some Magnesium that was suggested by someone else. I wonder if I am converting the t4 to t3 correctly. If I post my last blood test that had the t3free test on it could you tell by that. The holistic MD that I went to did that test.
A-Fib, EF, artery, left, ICD, 100%, years, Heart, sleep, stress Hi, I am a 52 year old male with sleep apnea,congestive heart failure (EF28%), an implanted ICD, severe coronary artery disease to the heart, had bypass surgery in 2000, 9 stents since then and recently started having TIA's with memory loss, slurred speech, confusion and was told I now had a 100% blockage in my left carotid artery and was told surgery was not an option. Am on Coumadin 10-mg per day, Digoxin .
If I bent my knee near its maximum extent (such as when kneeling, crouching or climbing into bed), I experienced an incredibly painful tearing/burning sensation in the area of my patellar tendon. I would immediately react and straighten my knee and the pain would completely dissipate within several minutes. Afterward the area would feel about 50% numb, as if injected with a mild local anesthetic that was slowly wearing off, for several hours.
Seizures, loss of use of R side of body twice in 1 year, fainting, high BP, low BP, headaches, core ataxia for 2 weeks, ringing in ears, memory loss, visual disturbances, tired +++, apnea, tremors, loss of taste and smell for 24 hrs twice , balance issues. There is probably more symptoms but those are the major ones Losing hope.
verapamil i've been on since i was 18 and have had no terrible side effects HCTZ I get slightly dehydrated but the Altace regultaes my potassium. Coreg i have memory loss and fatigue altace the ACE inhibitor i am very sensitive to.
He has muscle tremors, short term memory loss, swollen feet and legs. He also has sensations of his head getting bigger, hot water being poured over his head and feeling like his eyes are gonna pop out of his head.
I was evaluated at Memory clinic with low onset alzheimers and short term memory loss. My primary dr first gave me Rozerem which did not help, panic became more intense. Memory clinic dr ordered Exelon patch and 50 mg Seroquel, still did not work. After many sleepless nights and panic .25mg daily of Alprazolam together with 50mg Seroquel helped for a while. Seems whenever there is a change in his daily routines his sleep pattern also changes.
I have no way of knowing if it fits into your total picture (I do hope Quix comes along because I'm beginning to sink.) You sound like you are still a young woman so the short term memory loss and fatigue are especially worrisome. I suppose they will be explained away by some doctors as predictable results of the effort and stress involved in caring for your family. Since you report this as abnormal for you I believe that to be true.
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