My liver overproduces cholestrol. If I maintain a low fat diet, not eating any pork, beef, eggs or any fried foods, my count was still high. Between 245 and 260. With Lipitor, Lescol or Pravachol I brought it down to 220. I could not tell if the statin drugs were causing my muscle pain or the Fibro. I have Fibromyalgia also. So I stopped taking statins to see if the muscle pain goes away. I bought HGH releasers to see if that helps my chronic pain. I bought the cheapest ones on the internet. One of the benifits is, it's suppose to also lower cholestrol. I bought Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oil and Cholest-Off. A natural cholestrol lowering pill that is made of plant sterols. The same stuff that is in the new margarines. I've been doing this for eight months or so. In June I had a blood test and my cholestrol was 189. I thought it had to be a mistake in the lab. Well I had another test this week and although it went up to 212, that is still a great improvement from 250. I was out of the HGH for a month or so and I wasn't taking the Cholest-Off every day. So maybe that is why it went up. The Good HDL or LDL was up and the Bad down. I don't know which one of these supplements I've been taking lowered my reading or if it is a combination or the the four, but something worked for me other that Lipitor. I am going to add Red Yeast Rice to the mix and see what happens with my next test. So there is hope for us people that can't take statin drugs.