I am 8 months surviving a heart attack due to CAD. My first cardiologist put me on Lipitor, then simvastatin and finally Crestor. The Lipitor and Crestor made me pretty sick right away...so I have used simvastatin for much to the time. The list of side effects is long..from sleep issues, to severe body aches to fever to depression. My new cardiologist has put me on pravastatin and the side effects are the same. What else is there? Seems like it comes down to taking a drug that makes me sick or dying of a heart atack from artery blockage!! Not much of a choice. Any thoughts?