My landlord takes 80mg of Lipitor and his cholesterol is down to 90 total or so. At least thats what he tells me. Mine was 189 but my LDL was 100 and HDL 39 so I dunno if thats bad or not. But yes 80mg does the trick from what my landlord says. He has some body aches though just like me and I am on only 20mg of pravachol and 1500mg Niaspan ( just started this after the bloodtest ).