Hope you are still around, but I will keep this breif incase you are gone. I was so afraid to take the statins, and did not do well on several of them, finally settled on just 20 mgs of zocor, same as simvistatin, fo for it, I had so much anxiety over my high cholesteral that i finally gave in. I would like to say though that you have great hdl levels and tri #'s but so do i Just jump in, quit reading all the bad stuff. zocor has been around a long time, so start with that one. I tryed lipitor, vytorin,crestor,pravacal, and finally found this one with the least problems.