I started taking Crestor for cholesterol (350) after having a heart incident (no heart attack, just pains in chest from severe stress, etc) in February and I have gained 17 pounds in 5 months, in spite of watching what I eat. I read some discussions from 2008 here about people who had the same experience and when they stopped taking Crestor the weight left. I am curious if others are still having this problem. It's driving me crazy trying to figure out why I am packing on 4-5 lbs. per month without changing eating habits and being very careful with what I eat. I have lowered the stress from other areas of life, but gaining this weight at 5'1" and 63 yrs old is causing a whole new set of stress. If I keep gaining this weight, I may die of obesity before a heart attack hits. My blood pressure is low and the heart scan came back normal, so cholesterol is the only issue besides stress. Any thoughts out there.