Crestor going generic

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Avatar f tn I've heard of Lipitor going generic in a few years - maybe that influenced their decision to switch patients now. I just can't understand how they can override the cardiologist without any chance of appeal. I will speak to him again and see if he thinks he should intervene. In the meantime I have a mysterious bruise on my calf that needs to be looked at. By the way, the clinic is not completely free - you pay for visits and medicine at a deep discount - but a lifeline nonetheless.
Avatar n tn But, when they changed the crestor to generic also, THATS when the problems started and co-q10 didnt help at all. Its been so severe that some days I cant get out of bed. I cannot stop taking either due to hyperacute triglycedemia. So, for a short time, I quit the generic crestor and not much difference, however, I did notice, there was a new brand of generic tricor. Its taken me six months to figure out that its the certain combination of generics that are doing it.
Avatar m tn But doctor after doctor for five years have almost offhandedly told me to continue the levo each one following the prescription of the one before him,,, I would like to stop it. Anything at all to reduce the ill effects of rythmol, coreg, crestor, apirin, levo. I have not slept one night through for five years without two or three hour-long sweats/chills, nauseas, dizziness, weakness, fatigue etc. I'm 86 and tired of it. One stent 2010, RCA. Never felt angina or tachycardia.
Avatar m tn I feel like maybe I’m going crazy, my memory seems worse – it feels like I’ve been taking Crestor for a really long time…like the last week was much longer than it really was. I can’t even remember if I started feeling crazy before or after I began taking the drug. My mind is my tool – I’ve always been proud of the power I wield with it, and to feel this diminished ability to think is…to put it bluntly, grounds for not wanting to live. So now I’m depressed too.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn You have a lot of variables going on. Your blood pressure must run high overall? One reading wouldn't necessarily mean it's high. I was offered Lisinopril, I thought it was for high blood pressure, while I was hospitalized for a-fib last fall. I was already on an anti-arrythmic and a beta blocker and a couple of other unrelated drugs. Anyway they offered me Liprinosil and I declined to add yet another drug. My cholestersol is about the same as yours and I'm on crestor for that.
Avatar f tn ) I have high cholesterol (240) currently on crestor, difficulty losing weight (unless I eat practically nothing), forgetfulness...etc. I took levothyroxin for years but really never saw any significant changes in those symptoms. I never did any research just figured that was the way it is was going to always be. We moved a year ago to a much colder climate (hence the self diagnosis of raynauds) and took my sweet time finding a new doctor.
1716017 tn?1308795930 Other than the limited test results you have not mentioned any other symptoms. Please tell us about any symptoms you have noticed. Now, if it were me, before making that decision I would want to see test results for the biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4 (not the same as Total T3 and T4).
Avatar n tn The benefits outweight the risks. I've been on Lipitor since 18 or so, and switched to Crestor at 28--been on Crestor & Zetia for 2 years and have not had any ill side effects. Crestor does a great job at lowering overall and LDL, IMO.
Avatar n tn Beth he upped my dose of generic Sybthroid from 50 to 75. I am not going to take the Crestor for a couple of weeks and see if that helps with the bloating and muscle weakness, tiredness. Guess its a good one for that too. Wednesday is my colonoscopy. Should hear about having the right side of thyroid removed on Monday. I was hoping upping the dose would shrink it again but with a few cysts on it Iam sure he will want to remove it. Is it normal to be having anger issues?
Avatar m tn Your other drugs may be causing the problem, especially the Neurontin which has concentration problems as a main side effect which can get worse the longer you take it. If you feel it is the Simvastatin, you can always ask your doctor about going off of it for a short while to see if it improves. This is a rare side effect of Simvastatin so I would look elsewhere for the problem. You should speak to your doctor.
21064 tn?1309312333 Again, THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has contributed so far. I'm going to keep the list going so if anyone knows of anything else, please chime in at any time! Celeste, is the same type of information available for CAD, CHF?
649848 tn?1484935765 Nov 12, 5:46 PM (ET) By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans - one-third of all adults - to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, are a big change.
Avatar m tn I started medications for hypertension (amlodipine) and high cholesterol (crestor) in Dec 2013. After seven months on these I developed weird symptoms. I have been suffering from fogginess for the past 9 months. It's a fuzzy feeling in my brain and eyes. I also used to be very fatigued at times to a point where I could barely stand. Apart from this I have gastritis and heartburn though it has got better recently. I also suffered from unexpected weight loss.
Avatar f tn I have to take a beta blocker twice a day, about every 10 hours to prevent myself into going into a attack. I feel it coming on, even just resting on my bed (which I do a lot of these days) my heart will start racing to the point where I feel it beating out of my chest. I wouldn't wish what we have on my worst enemy and managing this overwhelming. I would like to share after trying several beta blockers that made me dog tired (especially Atenolol) I discovered Bystolic.
Avatar n tn which drugs/treatments bring in the most $? My Tirosint and generic T3 med aren't going to net any doctor as much as scripts for Lipitor, Crestor, or an echocardiogram, stress test, etc. My rant for the week............
177382 tn?1253044740 I personally did not try the doxepin yet, but think I am going to give it a shot. I know someone who takes a small dose of 50 mg and it helps her with sleep and pain. The only side effect she noticed at a low dose is dizziness, but that passes once your body gets use to it. I would only try Lyrica as a last resort. The other older medications which work similar to Lyrica are Neurontin and Gabitril. Some people can tolerate one better than another.
Avatar n tn They were more relevant to my question than the generic response from the doc. Actually, I am on 10 mg of crestor but my LDL is in the range that the study reached. Thanks and keep hiking.
Avatar f tn Did it ever cross your mind that sometimes it is comforting to know that other people are going through what you are going through? I can google every single one of my symptoms but to tell you the truth that is worse because according to google I should've been dead awhile ago!!!
1509233 tn?1289964807 You have diovan for blood pressure control and carvedilol (generic for coreg) and the beta blocker will reduce your heart rate, help with blood pressure, and it will be difficult to get your heart rate higher than usual with activity when on coreg, Lifting heavy weights can spike your blood pressure...the doctor may believe that could cause a problem.
Avatar m tn Raising daily thyroid med amount when starting any new thyroid med is important. Going temporarily hyper if increasing to fast feels worse then being hypo, been there, done that. But, I can also look at my hyper experience, just as it was, experience knowing how I felt hyper. Now I know. Going to the midrange and tying it there for a while is good for newbies, but if that doesnt work, then they must move on, weather it be thyroid, or other issues producing similar symptoms.
Avatar m tn You may have to go on a drug such as Crestor or one of the other statin drugs to get your triglycerides down and raise your HDL. After they get your LDL and cholesterol up and triglycerides down or find out the reason for this then you can change your diet and I would recommend a vegan diet without added oil.
6322039 tn?1380731598 'You're not going to feel better.' I hate to say it, but she was right. I was previously on 100 mcg Synthroid, and my starting Armour dose was 60 mg. After thirty days, I could tell my hypothyroid symptoms were worse than ever, I had a hard heart beat, migraine, crying jags, muscle pain was worse, in short, I was a mess. I asked if she would authorize a TSH test even though it hadn't been the full six weeks, and she agreed. My TSH came back at 12.5. (Reference range 0.358-3.
Avatar f tn Hi, no I do not see any off that on my bllod test, I stated going to the Endo on Dec.8th 2011 So I have not been going very long in that time, this will be my 3rd time come 22nd Dec. 2011 The new Doc ran ever test their was to run and MY Doc. said quote unquote everything came back normally, I do not understand why you are losing wweight, that is when he went in with 2 niddles and with drew alot amount of fluid from a 2cm.Nodule on the right side of my thyorid. get results then.
6322039 tn?1380731598 I guess I can't knock it til I've tried it, but can't say I'm looking forward to it. I try to eat as healthfully as possible and avoid processed food. I'm not sure if going g-free is the answer, though it's been getting a lot of press. Personally, I like everything in moderation, but I guess that's old school thinking. I'm on the fence with the restrictive diets after so many other diet recommendations over the years have proven to be fads.
1210142 tn?1266080631 That doesn't sound like a symptom of coronary artery disease. Maybe there is something else going on -- costochondritis, pleuritis, traumatic injury -- something noncardiac, maybe? Maybe even neuromuscular pain from the statin? It sounds like the docs are being pretty exhaustive on the CAD, but I wonder if there is something else going on, in addition to CAD, that is respoonsible for a big part of your discomfort.
Avatar n tn The hands started to wrinkle after the athlete’s foot, so maybe the two are connected. I am going to see the DR ASAP and let you know what he thinks!
Avatar n tn I thought I was going insane! I am perfectly healthy, no medications being taken for anything, blood pressure is fine, kidney's are fine, and still I am smelling cigerette smoke for the past 8 weeks, sometimes it gets so strong it almost smells/tastes like ammonia. I am hoping someone Has answers here. I looked up phantosmia, and I am taking it with me to the doctors next week.
211940 tn?1267884866 I appear to be suffering from the same symptoms as you are. This pain has been going on, off and on again, for almost two years. Asprin or any anti-inflammatories help but I don't want to rely on them forever. Please let me know if you've had any luck diagnosing your illness.
Avatar n tn but really, you just have to realize, you are not going to die. your heart is not going to stop beating. being aware of your heart in a way is almost a blessing. im getting used to it as it has been almost a year since i started feeling it. it bothers me sometimes, but it could be worse right? i have a panic attack at least 4 times a month. i use alcohol about twice a week sometimes nothing, and sometimes drugs....ive quit smoking though.