My doctor recently told me to start taking 100mg of Niacin a day to help lower my cholestoral. Its an amazing drug that is very good for your body.
Unfortunately, the flushing Niacin is the only one that works, there are brands that say 'non flushing' but they apparently are no good.
I have been taking niacin for less then a week, and the flushing really sucks. My whole body flushes and gets itchy, especially behind my elbows were my arms bend, this is normal.
However, i found this forum trying to find an answer. I took niacin yesterday and havent taken it today yet, but my arms now have an itchy rash. Normally the flusing and rashes go away when niacin wears off!
No idea if this is normal... the rash is painful...i am using cortazone to help the itching =/
until my body gets used to the flushing, i am going to start taking half a niacin twice a day.