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Dec 18, 2007
... To give you your answer, niacin is most theriputic at 2000 mg a day. It is best taken at bedtime, for the best results. ... (6 replies)
... rse. I hope I can maintain my numbers. Most importantly if it was not for my diet and exercise I could have never achieved the numbers I did. I am happy to be on Niacin and I am very happy that many on this board suggested me to take Niacin and happy my Doctor agreed to put me on it. ... (17 replies)
... cut it way back, but he has only been taking 500 mg of Niacin for the past few months because he wouldn't take time to get into the doctor and we weren't sure if the high dosage, unmonitored, was safe. ... (2 replies)

... Great results Arizona. It sounds like you have a good doctor!! First of all I would like to thank you personally for the help you have given me on this forum. ... (17 replies)
... The recommended dosage for Niaspan is 2000 mg a day. Above that amount you can get into blood sugar issues and liver issues. ... (6 replies)
... I've been taking niacin approx 3 years, my HDL is about 47. ... (34 replies)
... About the only "natural" remedy to lower cholesterol is niacin. But taking the needed 2000 mg or more of niacin could hardly be called natural. ... (5 replies)
... First, let me give my disclaimer and say that Niaspan is a prescription med, so a Doctor should be the only person to prescribe it for you as they are Medical Profesionals, and I am not. ... (8 replies)
... ll but have just stopped using due to thyroid issues. I went to an Endo and he began questioning me about using Niacin. I came home and researched to find that Niacin can have a negative effect on the thyroid. ... (24 replies)
... months, I achieved results that statins were never able to provide me in 7 years of taking them. I was never able to get below 210 on statins. Niacin, however, worked way better with not nearly as many side effects. ... (2 replies)
... Your thinking about taking 3000 mg. a day of flush niacin? ... (2 replies)
... I started taking niaspan about 9 months ago with very favourable results. I was taking 1000 mg a day . About 6 months ago I doubled the dose to 2000 mg of regular niacin. ... (0 replies)
... No statins, was on Lipitor and Baycol, MAJOR GI problems, weakness, and developed high BP. Strange, for 59 yrs. it was very low..Hmmmmm Tried Welchol, felt like a constipated whale, so ditched that too. Tried non flush Niacin, still got itchy on a lousy 100 mgs., BUMMER!!! ... (16 replies)
... Well done BouBou, nice to see you followed the advice given you several months ago. No CoQ10? (4 replies)
... I have was taking 2000 mg of ryr and daily fish oil. My numbers got lower than that but my stomach couldn't take it. I quit taking it and my numbers went back up to 237. I started taking the red yeast rice again but only 600 mg per day and continued with 2 grams of fish oil. ... (4 replies)
... nd I thought it would help us to know just what each is doing to lower cholesterol and have better heart health. Would you be willing to list the things you are taking and what you are doing and also what has worked and what has not and any good and bad side effects you have encountered? ... (16 replies)
... That is the same as my Doctor advised. He said I would have no issues with 2,000mg immediate release besides the flushing :mad:. I talked to him about this and he told me not to worry about any other side effects. What he did say however is to stay away from Slo-Niacin. When I began my Niacin therapy I asked him about Slo-Niacin and he said he would not allow me to take it.... (12 replies)
... above 2000 mg has definitely been associated with the Liver damage potential... but you are absolutely wrong to lump Niaspan... or immediate release niacin for that matter... ... (12 replies)
... release niacin is at higher risk of liver problems than other types of niacin. ... (17 replies)
... Only you can decide how much risk you are willing to take. But both high cholesterol and drugs present some risks. In all probability your risk is low of having a cardiovascular event in the next few years. ... (8 replies)

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