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  •  Tried that too....didn't last long on the niacin. (4+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv, SnowCountry, chigh, binkaroni

    It was all the rave but couldn't handle the side effects, not with Cholesterol near 500 and triglicerides near 600.

    All I want is....Impeachment followed by Imprisonment!

    by Temmoku on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 06:05:19 AM PST

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    •  I had hives and swelling and redness (3+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv, SnowCountry, chigh

      and trouble breathing from a comparatively  small dose of niacin.  I think it was about 800 mg or so.  I tried it on my own after reading about the benefits.  It was very scary.   I don't think I will try that again.

      •  I could take quite a bit.... (0+ / 0-)

        and handled the flushing but it killed my liver.  I can handle about 500 mg.  The sloww release isn't supposed to be as effective as the other more quick release- and aspirin 30 minutes before is good.  I will try it again and monitor my liver more carefully this time.  Showed up as nausea for me.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 09:39:52 AM PST

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