Hi Mike One,
The problem is not elevated cholesterol, it's inflammation.
Please read these articles by Dr Graveline...
"Statin Alternatives": Controls "inflammation" and not designed
to lower cholesterol, because "cholesterol is NOT the problem"
You are correct, stopping and restarting the same statin or
a different statin does increase the risk for more severe side
effects from statins.
Statins cause CoQ10 deficiency and some don't feel adverse effects
for a long time, then little by little they start noticing various
aches & pains, short term memory loss, etc.
Statins and CoQ10 Deficiency: