I made the mistake of telling my primary care doctor that I was experiencing an irregular heart beat (which started when I began Crestor. I stopped taking it on my own.) The doctor ordered a holter monitor which showed 3000 PVCs in 24 hours and a pulse that went in the 30s while I slept.He decreased my dose of Lopressor from 50mg to 25mg.
Then he sent me for an ultrasound. Today I saw the cardiologist who basically said, your heart is healthy, don't worry about the PVCS (which are gone now that I stopped the Crestor) . He's doing a stress test to make sure but he said everything looks fine.
So I've been thinking since February that something is wrong with my heart due to the big D. I'm glad I'm fine, but it seems that my primary doctor really over reacted.
What do you think? Any body have this problem with Statins. And of course the doctor tried to say it wasn't the Crestor.