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getting chills after niacin flush

Discussion in 'Mast Cell Disorders/Mastocytosis' started by Sherlock, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    I usually get chilly after the niacin flush has subsided. I wonder ifL

    1) most everybody with CFS also gets that effect?
    2) most everybody without CFS also gets that effect?

    ...and whether the low body temp that a lot of people with CFS have is really due to excess histamine?
     
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  2. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    To test your histamine theory, have you tried taking DAO with meals as well as antihistamines like Allegra or even diphenhydramine at night?

    I ask because I'm trying to figure out the source of my high cortisol "adrenal fatigue," and currently I'm looking into histamines.
     
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  3. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    High histamine foods don't bother me, and so I've never tried DAO. Methylated folate and B12 didn't affect me at all, so I experienced no reduced serum histamine from that approach.

    I have a sibling with MTHFR and I figure that's the reason that I have elevated histamine --- I flush tremendously from niacin, but hardly at all after quercetin or other flavonoids. It's a very dramatic difference, I recommend that to everybody as a self-demonstration.

    Pre-CFS, diphenhydramine at night would leave me feeling logy all the next day. Now, I feel normal the next day.
     

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