I just started getting MS spasms; however, last year I was taking a statin & 1000 mg/day of niacin
amide, which does does not produce the flush) and started having severed cramps in my buttocks/thighs to the point where I could not walk my dog. Found out that niacin
is contraindicated for use w/statins, quit taking it. niacin
can lower cholesterol at high doses (my plan). I now take 500 w/out side effects.