Niacin giving me old memories back

leaves

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This is very weird; I'm taking high dose niacin ( together with someother b's) and hrs giving me very old memories back; I see back experiences from long ago, very intense. I like it a lot because normally my heads all fuZzy and I don't really have a memory.
Anyone any ideas how come?
 

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I don't know why you are experiencing this, but I know with Niacin, I had all kinds of mood swings, flushing, having to go to the bathroom with loose stools. It did a number on me...and my brain!
 

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This is very weird; I'm taking high dose niacin ( together with someother b's) and hrs giving me very old memories back; I see back experiences from long ago, very intense. I like it a lot because normally my heads all fuZzy and I don't really have a memory.
Anyone any ideas how come?
leaves, I've had that exact same experience while on heavy metal chelators--DMSA and portions of the Yasko protocol--and while tapering off Klonopin. For me, the memories would return as I was falling asleep. I would vividly recall details of scenes that took place ten or twenty years ago, or more. Once I remembered the name and face of my friend's roommate, whom I met for a few hours in 1992. Bizarre.

At the time I figured this was because my neurons were healing. Maybe the niacin is rebuilding your brain somehow. Are you taking B12 as one of the Bs? Perhaps it's kick-starting the methylation cycle, a means of moving metals/toxins out of your brain, according to some. :Retro smile:
 

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That is so fascinating!! It feels good actually, like some of my brain cells had a clean up :)



Heheh gives the concept of brainwsh a new interpretation :)
I remember a similar experience with clorella but that tapered off.
If you don't mind me asking; how is your head Now? Any lasting benefits?

I also take hydro b12 and I take about 4 jarrow b right daily.
 

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I'm suppose to start taking Niacin soon and my nutritionist advised me to start with very small quantities because it can give strong reactions. I'm fearing it a bit...
 

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...If you don't mind me asking; how is your head Now? Any lasting benefits?
leaves, the "memory-resurfacing" that I experienced during my Klonopin taper seemed to be a withdrawal symptom. As I reduced my dose, the symptom flared, then finally abated after my body had adjusted to being off the drug. It followed a similar course to the other withdrawal symptoms I experienced, many of them listed in The Ashton Manual. Dr. Ashton discusses how the brain gets damped down by benzos, then rebounds as benzos are withdrawn.

I continue to have some memory-resurfacing, esp. as I fall asleep. I'm still on portions of the Yasko protocol, including all the supplements in Rich's simplified treatment, and I suspect the phenomenom is related to those supplements. I also tend to get it after taking activated charcoal, part of Yasko's treatment. (Note: be sure to take charcoal on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after food/meds/supplements.)

Overall I would say my brain functions better as a result of these treatments, including going off Klonopin. A greater problem for me than poor memory is reduced cognitive stamina.

Good luck with the niacin and other Bs!