Lady M, I suppose it's too late for you to try this now, but my pharmacist asked if I was getting leg cramps while taking the cholesterol stuff. Both DH and I are getting those. I told her I thought my hard floors here contributes and DH's work in the heat contributes. But still, she said to take coq10 which depletes from statins and said to take 100 mg. There was 200 mg there but she said one's body can only absorb so much of that so 100 in enough. That's supposed to help the cramping from statins.
Anyway, my dr. said to take fish oil to help lower my triglycerides. I understood that's what it helps, not the cholesterol itself. Who knows, I've been unable to get mine under control no matter what I do.
I do take some niacin. That's supposed to raise good cholesterol...and a friend said his dr. said drink a glass of red wine every day...though I heard grape juice is just as good for that.
I can't put gobs of money and time and effort into what supplements I take, so maybe the stuff I take isn't doing me any good at all.