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KO-LD
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   Posted 4/15/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I just tried Niacin again, I got as far as 3000mg/day and had to stop.  I was having racing heart and pressure in my head like I was going to stroke while I was sleeping or should I say trying to sleep.  I was unable to sleep much when I got up to the 3k/day dose.  Anyone else have a similiar experience?  Just wondering.
Thanks, KO
 
P.S. My first night off Niacin and no racing heart/pressure so I think it was definately from the Niacin.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 


ttlittlestar
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 296
   Posted 4/17/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My skin burns with just 300 mg. Can't imagine 3K. How long have you been on Dr Zhang's? I just started 2 weeks ago.

KO-LD
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/17/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
ttlittlestar,
I was on Zhang's for 6 months, I did see some improvement, but since I've stopped, or maybe because of the Niacin the tingling in my extremities is the worse it's ever been.  I've only been off Zhang's for 3 weeks.
KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 


Sulma
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 4/19/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
KO-LD said...
Hi All,
I just tried Niacin again, I got as far as 3000mg/day and had to stop. I was having racing heart and pressure in my head like I was going to stroke while I was sleeping or should I say trying to sleep. I was unable to sleep much when I got up to the 3k/day dose. Anyone else have a similiar experience? Just wondering.

Thanks, KO



P.S. My first night off Niacin and no racing heart/pressure so I think it was definately from the Niacin.


Oh yes it's absolutely related to the Niacin. Likely a result of Borrelia die-off though and not a toxic effect of the vitamin. Many people are prescribed the same dosage level you're on now for high triglycerides and the symptoms we experience aren't commonly reported by them. Your symptoms are exactly consistent with the one's I used to get before I learned how to keep detoxing fast enough to clear the die-off.

I'd say your borrelia load is too high right now for that dosage level. I'd suggest either dropping back to 1500 daily and staying there for a few months, or using a pulse regimen like I use now. I do 4k mg daily, going 3 days on, 2-3 days off. By the end of the 3rd day I feel crappy, and by the end of the 2 or 3 day off I usually feel really good.
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