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Niacin flush~ ever had one?

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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So I've been taking niacin; it's suppose to be good for stress management. I'm suppose to take it 3 times a day, starting with a small dose and slightly increasing the amounts until a flush is achieved. I'm up to 2 pills 3x daily and finally just got my first flush. It feels like hot sun on my ears. lol

Anyone else use niacin? My dh takes it for his cholesterol...

by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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chalisa0
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM

 Yes, I don't like that flush feeling at all.  I stopped taking it.

MrsM121
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM

OMG its a great hint to what hotflashes will be like, in mild form.  Not fun at all!

CrunchyCarol
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM

It's really not bad so far... hot sun on the ears, my ears feel full, like they need to pop, and my face in the sinus area got a bit warm. It's all starting to recede now...

What were you all taking it for? Did it work for you?

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