I bought some probiotics and niacin last night and wanted to start with the probx first until I do some more reading about the niacin.... confused and disoriented as I am, I actually took the niacin (500mg) instead and went to a visit some friends.... Can you imagine the panic I created when I sat down and sturted flushing, burning... first my head/ face, then everywhere throughout my body. At first it was red spots there and there, but then I became all red. I think my eyes were the only ones not getting red :()
I realized what I did when I came home and saw the probiotic bottle not opened...
I really scared me, but I took another dose this morning too and same thing happened: flushed like badly burned, itchy all over my body...my heart palpitations (that I get when tired) started shaking my body and when the burning starts going away after about 2 hours, I start getting the chills.
I was just back to my normal and the time came to take the next round...
Is this normal? Am I going to have more of these reactions tomorrow as well... I just have to be questioned why I look like I just came out of the oven?
I haven't been diagnosed with Lyme, but I have been suspecting I have it for 4-5 years now. (No doctor in the area that has any clue about it, nor testings are available) Are my strong reactions to niacin telling me there is a parasite of any kind in my body and my body is fighting it? Or that's usual side effect of the niacin?
Sorry for all these questions, but right now, as dissapointed I am with all the doctors alive, I don't feel like getting more messed up then I actually am.
I am now on day 5 at 2000 ...still flushing, but not that strong...My heart palpitations are getting worse though... I wake up in the morning with it, the itchy lower neck got itchier, had stomack pain the first 2-3 days, but OK now, my arms are coming to life (no freezing for 3 nights now, UTI - haven't got it yet and it would usually reappear 7-10 days after stopping the abx (10days now); my yeast infection got worse the 3rd day and now better; eyes getting dryer and irritated though; I got mouth sores on the inside walls, but better today, pain in the neck still here, but I am seeing a chiropractor as well, so hope it will go away soon.. Overall better then I expected...
I am just scared to go to 4000 a day tomorrow because of my heart... If you had the same symptoms, let me know... I was thinking of increasing the doze tomorrow by 500 more only/ 3000 a day..
Also, I was looking for a detox kit and they are quite expensive $65 and over... Do you know a web-site where I can order for cheaper something that can actually work and is not a scam? Thank you for all your help. For the first time after so many years I have faith that I actually will get better instead of getting worse and worse. I even started to convnce myself that the doctors were right - Am I going crazy???
For the past few days I tried to find freeze-dried garlic in every store in town - no luck... I guess I will have to order it online. In the mean time I just got one made of "deodorized garlic powder" and a detox kit on sale (that doesn't seem to work).... to use until my online order arrives. I also checked the saunas you were talking about. I am always cold (especially now without the niacin), so I would love to "get warmed-up).
Will let you know ... Thank you being with me through all this.