Niacin gave me very badside effects

Niacin gave me very badside effects

There are 20 comments on the GoErie.com story from Jan 16, 2008, titled Niacin gave me very badside effects. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q Recently, there have been a lot of recommendations to use niacin as a treatment for high cholesterol instead of statin drugs, but no one has said anything about the side effects.

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Nigel

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jan 17, 2008
In response to "Niacin gave me very bad side effects"

The recommendation that you use niacin to control your cholesterol was a wise one. Your "bad side-effects" wouldn't have felt so bad had you known, beforehand, what to expect. The benign symptoms that you experienced pale in comparison to the truly serious side-effects that many statin users have experienced.

Articles, scientific studies and professional opinion, regarding the use of niacin, can be found at www.cholesterolscore.com Peruse that information, and you may continue using niacin to control your cholesterol without fear.
KAS

Ashtabula, OH

#2 Jan 17, 2008
I second Nigel's post. The niacin flush is a temporary discomfort and not so awful in comparison to the long term effects of very high cholesterol. Prescription statins are proving to be more ineffective and detrimental than the medical community originally thought. In addition I have safely and successfully used niacin to ward off a bad migraine as well as a relaxing sleep aid.
Ginger

Cambridge, WI

#5 Jan 30, 2008
Hello all. My boyfriend just recently started taking Niaspan the extended release. His doctor started him out at 1000 mg at bedtime (which from what I hear is a very high dose). He has been on the drug now for 3 weeks & has experienced the flushing & chills, but takes a reg. strength aspirin 30 min. before taking Niaspan which he claims that it does help some, but he also has depression (which he takes 15 mg of Celexa for, also at nght). Both of us have noticed a significant difference in his mood ever since starting Niaspan (& I have to live with his mood swings & crabiness & beleive me, it is very bad). I have looked all over at the side effects of this drug & so far nothing about depression? I was just wondering if anyone had any information on this or experienced this to while taking Niaspan? Or could direct me to a link RE: this? He just turned 37 & otherwise is in good health. Anyone that can help me I would greatly appreciate it because I can't live with him like this!! Thank you to all in advance.
ayr2

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Feb 4, 2008
important drug safety information:

www.adverse-drug-reaction.net
Get A Job

Arlington, VA

#7 Feb 4, 2008
Two words.....medicinal marijuana
Fed Up

Amanda, OH

#8 Feb 4, 2008
when i was on niacin i thought the "niacin flush" was cool,i would run to the nearest mirror and take a look...
man oh man was i red, it was like i got sun burned beyond belief.

my cholesterol levels dropped and from what i understand niacin is safer than the statin drugs they want you to take now.

OH yeah, the coolness wore off after awhile and i found it kinda bothersome, but not to troubling, now i watch what i eat and jog every day.
my cholesterol is down and i am not on any meication....

exercise is the key. dropped 38 lbs.
Kathy Byrd

Glasgow, KY

#9 Feb 5, 2008
My Dad who is turning 81 this week recently had a stroke and was put in Niaspan. Prior to the stroke he was perfectly, everyone thought he was about 69 yo, since taking he has c/o severe bouts of itching, burning, sensations on his face & neck and now says his feet and legs are also. His doc says to add 325 mg of "uncoated" aspirin and eat a lowfat snack with this approx. 1 hr before bedtime and if that doesn't help to d/c use.
schwartz

Holland, OH

#10 Feb 5, 2008
did you take that orally or rectally
gusi

Paris, France

#11 Feb 10, 2008
everyone should check this site
ayr2 wrote:
important drug safety information:
www.adverse-drug-reaction.net
loudog

Kingsport, TN

#12 Nov 21, 2009
niacin is the same thing that gives you the jitters in red bull....it increases your metabolism also which is why you feel wierd then crash
Patty

Glenview, IL

#13 Aug 7, 2010
After researching this extensively on the internet I found a site where a doctor posted a fail-safe cure - DRINK COLD WATER 6-8 OZ IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE SIDE EFFECT BEGIN. I have to say that I did this and it worked ! I felt my head getting hot, got an ice cold glass of water and drank it all down. Within 3 minutes the flush was gone. TRY IT ! Be sure to take with a meal. Any meal is fine. My flush always occurs about 3 hrs after taking the pill, if I get a flush, which is not all the time. Also, I read (and you can check out YouTube for some funny niacin flush videos) that the flush is HARMLESS, and a very common side effect. It's healthy. Don't be alarmed by it. The flushing is opening up your capillaries, doing its job ridding your body of the toxins. If you can tolerate it, stay with it. The prescription NIASPAN is the safest, over the niacin you buy over the counter.
Its ALL about Raymond

Parksley, VA

#14 Aug 8, 2010
Fed Up wrote:
when i was on niacin i thought the "niacin flush" was cool,i would run to the nearest mirror and take a look...
man oh man was i red, it was like i got sun burned beyond belief.
my cholesterol levels dropped and from what i understand niacin is safer than the statin drugs they want you to take now.
OH yeah, the coolness wore off after awhile and i found it kinda bothersome, but not to troubling, now i watch what i eat and jog every day.
my cholesterol is down and i am not on any meication....
exercise is the key. dropped 38 lbs.
Niacin is safer than drugs because niacin is nothing more than complex "B" vitamins.

The correct doseage for each person is tricky.
I had a bad burning just beneath my skin so I quit the niacin until that stopped.

After more experimenting I finally hit the correct doseage for myself.

correct doesage for any medication can easily be found on the net.
Recommended doses for vitamins can be found on any vitamin bottle.

Niacin is a "complex B" vitamin and is very safe.
I take a shade less than recommended because I know I'll be getting some in the foods I eat during the day.
That way, I'm not taking too much.

My concern is how many Dr's push drugs into people who don't need them.
The fewer drugs you take the healthier you'll be but the Dr's stock holdings would dry up if you all caught on.
Your body is capable of manufacturing many of the drugs your body needs.

Get 7-8 hours sleep.
Less than 7 creates temporary higher blood pressure.
Its ALL about Raymond

Parksley, VA

#15 Aug 8, 2010
Patty wrote:
After researching this extensively on the internet I found a site where a doctor posted a fail-safe cure - DRINK COLD WATER 6-8 OZ IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE SIDE EFFECT BEGIN. I have to say that I did this and it worked ! I felt my head getting hot, got an ice cold glass of water and drank it all down. Within 3 minutes the flush was gone. TRY IT ! Be sure to take with a meal. Any meal is fine. My flush always occurs about 3 hrs after taking the pill, if I get a flush, which is not all the time. Also, I read (and you can check out YouTube for some funny niacin flush videos) that the flush is HARMLESS, and a very common side effect. It's healthy. Don't be alarmed by it. The flushing is opening up your capillaries, doing its job ridding your body of the toxins. If you can tolerate it, stay with it. The prescription NIASPAN is the safest, over the niacin you buy over the counter.
Drugs are not necessary.
Niacin (the complex 'B') is safer by itself is all you need.

You have stock in a drug company - don't you?
trish

Lakeland, FL

#16 Oct 12, 2011
10/12/2011 i hada very bad experience taking niacin Itook it at 5:15 in the morning by 20 till 6am I was pulled off the interstate calling the ambulance,I was so red I looked like a strawberry
and was taken to the hospital,keep me for 3 hours until it was gone.still feel weird ,will not take it again
mouhamedsallms

Seattle, WA

#17 Oct 17, 2011
you know what ? you niacin is killing me right now. I rather fell the drug that taking this shit again. I wish I know who created niacin to sue his .......someone please call 911
Confused

Lees Summit, MO

#18 Oct 18, 2011
Its amazing how many of these people took niacin and were surprised by the flush. It helps to find out possible effects of drugs before putting them in your bodies people.
Scizoaffective

Kleppe, Norway

#19 Nov 6, 2011
Whats the problem, folks? Start off on a small scale and work your way up. It works wonders for me and i have realized that i might have one of the more serious "mental illnesses" there is. To me its clear: My body needs it.

Depression: gone
Nervous system: calmer
Sleep: Can even sleep without aids
Smoking: Reduced need for nicotine
Stomach: reduced pain

To me the medical profession can go screw themselves. Im never gona take their drugs again.
Anastasia

Fontana, CA

#20 Nov 18, 2011
There are so many other effective ways of reducing cholesterol that niacin isn't the only other option besides drugs. I haven't spoken to a single person on drugs that doesn't have side effects. The long term effects of these drugs on memory and brain function is absolutely horrifying. I've talked to other 60 year olds (high functioning individuals in their jobs and they can't remember huge chunks of time any more. Just keeping blood sugar steady has a HUGE effect on controlling cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (You do that by eating more often and smaller meals).
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Nov 18, 2011
Ginger wrote:
Hello all. My boyfriend just recently started taking Niaspan the extended release. His doctor started him out at 1000 mg at bedtime (which from what I hear is a very high dose). He has been on the drug now for 3 weeks & has experienced the flushing & chills, but takes a reg. strength aspirin 30 min. before taking Niaspan which he claims that it does help some, but he also has depression (which he takes 15 mg of Celexa for, also at nght). Both of us have noticed a significant difference in his mood ever since starting Niaspan (& I have to live with his mood swings & crabiness & beleive me, it is very bad). I have looked all over at the side effects of this drug & so far nothing about depression? I was just wondering if anyone had any information on this or experienced this to while taking Niaspan? Or could direct me to a link RE: this? He just turned 37 & otherwise is in good health. Anyone that can help me I would greatly appreciate it because I can't live with him like this!! Thank you to all in advance.
He's in Pharma's grip. Those basturds will market anything.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#25 Aug 28, 2016
Niacin b3 is far better then lipitor or the other garbage sold by the medical profession. Get rid of beef and pork I found is also good information someone gave me

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