I was at that point 14 years ago! 10mg is the smallest dose and (if you tolerate it) your dosage will be increased substantially (in incremental amounts) before your LDL is under control.
I've been on Zocor for 14 years now (currently at 60mg/day) and my LDL bounces around 80 (would be much better if I paid much attention to my diet, but I don't)... Regular blood tests will track your progress!
The HDL/LDL ratio is important also:
For men, a ratio of 3.6 is the "average risk" level currently. A ratio of 1.0 is "1/2 average risk". Those are your goals...
Thanks for the info. I'll check my stats soon.
I've heard that oatmeal helps control cholesterol.
I wonder, does that include oatmeal stout? (and beer?) ha ha