I'm ready to give this a try again. How long do you stay on this, do you stop after the 25 days? I'm 135lbs should I stop at the 4k a day level?
Oh hey girl. Wow haven't logged on in a while, glad I caught this.
Yeah I would suggest 4k as a limit if you're not keeping track of your AST's and ALT's (liver enzymes) and want to stay on the safe side. I get my chem profile and CBC's about
every 60 days, and my enzyme counts pop up from about
16 or so to about
25 on the Niacin, but that's still well within the normal range. (IIRC the normal range goes up to 45). No, you want to stay on it for several months to a year or more.
I never Herx from 4k anymore, so I may go to 6k, but I think you'd get a lot of therapeutic mileage out of the 2-4k range for quite a while. Since I'm not convinced we can ever actually eradicate Borrelia, just hopefully contain it, I plan on staying on a maintenance dose of 2-3k indefinitely for supportive therapy even once I'm asymptomatic.
Did you ever read that guy's blog on the Canlyme site that said Niacin had helped him a great deal? In his "Very Helpful" category he only listed a few treatments, including IV Rocephin, raw garlic, and niacin.