Read the material at THINCS (The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics) www.thincs.org
and you will probably agree that statins are a worldclass scam. Cholesterol is the good guy, statins are dangerous. The best book I have read so far on this topic is "Fats and Cholesterol Are Good For You" by Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD. Statins have the effect of making you age far too fast. At 71 I had a lot of the side effects that are so common using Lipitor including muscle weakness, cold feet and reduced energy. I flushed the pills down the toilet and I am gradually coming back to my usual good health. My cholesterol level has come up some, but I am treating it as normal for me. I am ignoring it. I've switched from skim to whole, laying off the processed carbs and sugar, and enjoying eggs, butter and meats again. Read all you can about statins to ensure you understand just how bad they are for you, and how bad it is to be attacking such an important fat as cholesterol.