I second Sherry's advice. Be sure to get a slow-release niacin, because those flushes can make you feel like you're dying. And be sure your doctor does regular blood tests for lipid levels and liver function. Niacin doesn't work for everyone, and it can interfere with your liver function. If you start having episodes of severe nausea and vomiting, or the whites of your eyes seem yellow, or your skin becomes unusually itchy, call your doctor right away.
And remember, if the niacin doesn't do the job or you can't tolerate it, there are other good options for treatment. Good luck to you, Arik.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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