I always been on a high dose of statin since I found out that I have MS. I added the fish oil and niacin almost 3 months ago. What has been interesting is that I think my symptoms have decreased and I don't have the minor flare ups. Could it be possible this combo is having a positive effect on my MS condition?
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Carlson's fish oil, niacin (starting with 50mg and building up), red yeast rice and 40 mg of Lipitor or a low dose of a newer statin called Livalo. I'm hesitant to start the statin because of reports that it may inhibit remyelination since I have PPMS and feel like neurodegeneration is a bigger problem than inflammation. One of my neuros says statins are more likely to help MS than hurt but at this point in time we don't really know.
My cholesterol is super high so I have to do what I can to lower my risk for a heart attack!
All three individually have been shown in the past in smaller trials to be effective either on MS or Mouse models.wilson wrote:Could it be possible this combo is having a positive effect on my MS condition?
Statins reduced enhanced lesions I think, omega 3's are part of the "best Bet" diet and Niacin was injected into the CNS of mice and I think found to help neuro regeneration. So its perfectly plausible taking all three would help in combination.
I personally take Lipitor (80mg) with as much Omega 3's (DHA weighted), while when I tried doing "Niacin Flushes", I can not say it was helpful in itself. B3 (ie "Niacin") is also a big part of the "Klenner Protocol"
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