I have mitral prolapse with regurgitation, my beginning cholesterol was 270. Took the 10 mg.for 3 months. But only lowered to 238, but ldl is still 160. They say I'm high risk again.. But since the increase in lovastatin to 20mg, now I'm hypertension phase 1. Yet looking to take another pill. N it goes on n on. The question is does lovastatin raise blood pressure? Has anyone else had this issue? Plus now I am having to take thyroid medicine..