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.
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.