Re: Crestor side effects needed.
I too had the weakness associatied with Crestor 5 mg. Trouble is, I had exceptionally good numbers with Crestor 5 mg which made the decision to stop taking it, difficult! It doesn't seem as if it's helping you that much. My mother is 72 and she had to stop taking Crestor for much that same reason you've described (weakness but also extreme muscle weakness). Anyway, I felt very lethargic, moody and weak. I can't say that I was depressed but I had a negative feeling while on it, for sure. My doctor tested my testosterone and it was extremely low. He stopped the Crestor and one month later my testosterone was back to normal range and I was feeling much better. After I stopped the Crestor, I read about COQ10 and supplemented with it for a month and that seemed to make the muscle aches go away, if nothing else.
You might try COQ10 with the Crestor! I know that if I ever start a statin again, I will take COQ10 with it. You can find a great deal of info on this board about the need to supplement a statin with COQ10 and it's related to the side effects caused by statins.