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Postby KikiT » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:53 pm

My previous post said I was taking Bcomplex with niacinimide and getting a flush.....I goofed....it was 200 mg niacinimide and niacin. I usually am very careful with info I post.
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Postby newlywed4ever » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:04 pm

jimmylegs, eve & all - I did it & LOVED it! Although 100mg only provided red knees & elbows on my first try, 125 mg produced full body flush! My right foot is usually like an ice block (except for the first few weeks post angio) and the flush warmed it up for a little over 24 hours. My intent is to do this 2-3x/week. Gotta love this forum!
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Postby eve » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:03 am

:D So happy to hear it is doing something for you too!
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:22 am

@kiki - no worries, it happens!

@newly - awesome! glad you are happy :)
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Postby EJC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:35 pm

Emma tried this yeasterday and today. 100mg produce a massive rush, she was red as a beetroot for 2 hours, cooking, looked like she was sunburnt over her entire body....yet she was shivering like she was at the North Pole.

She felt sick and dizzy, her heart was racing and breathing rapid and difficult, she had to go to bed for a couple of hours until it passed

This is a surprising and dramatic effect from niacin.

The thing is, it makes her feel so bad for 2-3 hours is it worth it?

Emma is currently on Copaxone but also has a history of intolerance to other somewhat mild substances.
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Postby eve » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:47 pm

Sorry to hear Emma had such an intense flush. This does happen to some people even with a small amount of Niacin. Caution is def needed!

If Emma would like to continue, I would advise she would start again but ony using 25 mg. Take it after a meal and keep a cold drink near in case the flush feels heavy again.

If she has no flush on 25 mg, next time you can try 50, etc. She will need to build it up very slowly.

Feeling cold after a flush happens quite often in the beginning, this is because the veins dilate and you will lose body heat more easily. I felt very cold and tired after I just started taking Niacin, I often fell asleep after a flush.

I accidentaly overdosed a few times myself - even resulting in throwing up. If this happens, you def need to take a much lower dosage!

Hope Emma will not have such an exerience again. I love what Niacin does for me but getting the dosage right was quite a struggle for the first few months. The dosage needs to be adjusted often, as you grow a tolerance. And after you've quit for a few weeks, you need to start all over again with a low dosage. It gets easier with time .

Emma had such an intens flush on only 100 mg, it indicates that she has a very low level of Niacin in her blood. So in my opninion she might benefit from using it. However for some people the flush proves too much even after a meal.
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Postby EJC » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:39 pm

Thanks Eve, I'll read your post to Emma and see if I can talk her into taking a much smaller dose.

I'll have to make sure I'm here when she does though.
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