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Flushing - WOW!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by optimist, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    I've been reading about people getting something called flushing. Today I tried some niacin... and eeehhmm. WOW! Now I know what you mean! That is a super funny sensation. My face is smoking hot and tingling :D Just had to share that! Have a good day! :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Kenshin

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    I heard of this there is also "non flush" niacin but some people say its not as good,
    what are the benefits of niacin for you?
     
  3. optimist

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    I have no idea of possible benefits so far - just experimenting. I've not taken niacin before, so I am very new to this. I was just so overwhelmed with the flushing thing. It was incredibly weird :)
     
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    I want to try it lol what brand is it?
     
  5. Gondwanaland

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    @optimist How much did you take? I have taken as much as 50mg and never got a flush!
     
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    At naturopathy collage we were taught that if someone flushes with it, it shows their body was needing it.
     
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    Niacin dilates the blood vessels. The 'flush' is a sign of niacin saturation in the body. The intensity is dependent on how much niacin you have taken.
     
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  8. optimist

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    I bought a Now Foods 500µg jar as I saw a thread where niacin was discussed to help with certain symtoms, but now I have forgotten which :rolleyes: Anyways, I read that this is a far to big dose to start with, and one can have bad reactions to it. So I opened the capsule and took about 1/10, which should be about 50µg.

    15 minutes later I had more or less forgotten about it, but then my face became weird deluxe. Then I remembered somehting about flushing and red skin, and I though could this be it. I searched for flushing, and saw that it was normally in the face region. I relaxed my shoulders 50 cm as I was getting a bit scared that I was getting some sort of allergic reaction.

    I also read somewhere that the flushing should mean we have enough of it... if it dillates the blood vessels, it must be very good for headaches?! No?
     
  9. Gondwanaland

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    you mean 500mg
    50mg
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  10. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    Yupp! I've gotten dimensionconfused :)
     
  11. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    Just had my first niacin flush the other day, after taking it for several months. Wow - it was intense. My entire body was lobster red and my skin felt badly sunburned. Thankfully, I realized what it was and it passed in about 45 minutes. But, yeah - very intense!
     
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    I think this is the important part... if I had not known what was happening, I might have thought that I was having an allergic reaction. I've heard about these peanut stories where peoples necks swell up and block their air ways, and that was where my though travelled first :D
     
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    It's actually quite effective for treating migraines. Here's a sample quote from an article at the helpformigraines Web site:
     
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    That's interesting. I have some people in my family who suffers from migraine. I might give them some niacin then :)
     

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