Niacin toxicity symptoms

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is B6 the only B vitamin you have to worry about toxicity?? I am so glad i found the post in here about that . The symptoms i have are that of adrenal insufficiency (also seen that on this site) and that can be caused from opiate use. 2 months (about) after i started on this fentanyl patch, i started to get the exact symptoms of that and i am desperate to make it stop.
SEVERE FATIGUE, nerve pain, difficulty walking, intenstinal pain, blurred vision, depression, SEVERE NAUSEOUSNESS, headaches, muscle weakness, dizziness, vertigo, hopelessness, etc. etc. etc. I am using a special diet from a book called "Patient Heal Thyself", which includes a lot of fresh, organic, whole foods. And I have a lot of support from friends and family to walk me through this trying experience.
Here is an article that goes more in-depth on the effect of niacin and heart disease. Guyton JR. Effect of niacin on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. American Journal of Cardiology. 82(12A):18U-23U; discussion 39U-41U, 1998 Dec 17 I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
I could not find anyone else who had had a mania symptoms with niacin. However, it was clearly what I was having. My daughter was hospitalized with mania on Wed. (2 days ago) and I am starting to wonder if her situation was aggravated by the 500 mg of niacin she has been taking over the last 2 weeks or helped. She is now on Olanzapine (50 mg) at bedtime until she gets a consult with an outpatient urgent care. DOES NIACIN CAUSE MANIA?
Like on a boat rocking back and forth or front to back. Never any spinning type dizziness. Symptoms are every day, but seem to be worse as the day progresses. Some days are worse than others. I have been to the ENT, Eye Doctor and the Neurologist. Had MRI done. No tumor or MS. Had ENG for the ear. They could induce some spinning type dizziness with that test, but meclizine and the head turning exercises have not helped.
You asked about hot flashes and B6 toxicity. All I can tell you is I started having hot flashes and B6 symptoms the very same month I went into menopause. It was like my body chemistry changed and I could no longer metabolize the B6. My hot flashes have subsided now with the help of taking herbs prescribed by a dr of oriental medicine and accupuncture. Like you I tried conventional methods to reduce my hot flashed but nothing helped until I found a licensed dr of oriental medicine.
Red _Star, Thanks for the toxicity info. May I ask what symptoms alerted you to kidney failure while taking the Magnesium. Were you taking a chelated Magnesium? I suspect, as you suggested, that in my case the culprit was the additives in this particular brand, "Cardiovascular Research, LTD" as 2 of us with very different medical issues had the same reaction. I have ordered some Albion Lab Magnesium/Glycinate which does not have any additives.
THis would account for the neuropathy symptoms. Many people with GBS and myelitis are later found to have had B!2 deficiency.People who have had a general anaesthetic containing nitrous oxide also get sudden onset (within weeks) B12 deficiency neuropahty, because nitrous oxide destroys the body reserves of B12) You can take oral B12 to counteract this, it has been found that this is as good as taking a B12 intramuscular injection for most people.
Peripheral neuropathy is well described in the case of Vitamin E toxicity but a link with niacin is not described. Ultimately it is always possible to clarify an underlying cause for a very large proportion of peripheral neuropathies but I would encourage to at least seek a second opinion to try to tease this out further.
My cardiologist at Mayo Clinic agreed with me that I was right in going off statins right away (I presented facts and figures and time lines) and suggested that I take plenty of fish oil, watch my diet, keep my weight down, and take niacin (he withdrew that suggestion when I told him a previous physician had suggested niacin as an alternative but what it did was cause serious diarrhea, which is a sign of niacin toxicity).
Please post your latest couple of sets of thyroid test results and reference ranges. Do you have any other symptoms besides the cramping? Also have you been tested for Vitamin D, B12 and ferritin (iron)? Of course there are other possible contributors as well. When I quickly looked for some info, I found this. "the closing and relaxing of a muscle is dependent on the four mineral horseman of function, calcium (Ca), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), and potassium (K).
My GP took some blood tests recently as showing hypo symptoms- but they came back positve for too much thyroid hormones. Now have hyper symptoms again. Very confused. Could the melatonin tablets be the cause of all this?
Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe)." Excerpt from Cholesterol Reduction by Dr Greg Emerson: "Let’s have a quick look at why your cholesterol might be elevated. In my opinion, there are 5 main causes and only one of those would merit treatment with a drug. The 5 causes are: Poor diet. Genetic- but this is VERY rare (< 1% of cases).
Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not.
However, high amounts ( 100–200 mg per day or even more ) may be recommended for certain conditions. Vitamin B6 toxicity? Be careful, vitamin B6 is usually safe, at intakes up to 200 mg per day in adults. However, vitamin B6 can cause neurological disorders, such as loss of sensation in legs and imbalance, when taken in high doses ( 200 mg or more per day ) over a long period of time.
it was the palpitations that finally made me think -uh-oh maybe too high a dosage; doc said stop taking meds until symptoms of toxicity have disappeared; it's been almost two weeks now since I dosed; irritability and racing mind have abated; heart palpitations are less strong but still present and the insomnia is still quite pronounced; anyone have any experience like this?
Nerve conduction tests neither proved nor disproved carpal tunnel so I opted out of surgery. Brain MRI showed normal and I declined lumbar puncture at that time. Symptoms waxed and waned on several months at a time and gone for months at a time. I began describing what ever I had as coming in flares or episodic. I began suspecting some kind of chemical or metal toxicity as I am a hair stylist specializing in color, exposed to many chemicals regularly.
Solaray Brand - B-Complex 50 Amt per capsule % daily value Thiamine 50mg 3,333% Riboflavin 50mg 2,941% Niacin 50mg 250% B6 50mg 2,500% Folic Acid 400mcg 100% B-12 50mg 833% Biotin 50mcg 17% Panothenic Acid 50mg 500% PABA 50mg - Choline bitatrate 50mg - Inositol
Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
One of the few supplements which has been shown to be beneficial to the liver but without any toxic effects is Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) and there is no evidence of toxicity related to the pure form of milk thistle. It is known to protect cells in our liver that is not damaged (Riley, 2001 – part 1). List of Toxic Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Remedies: • Amanita species – wild mushrooms. • Asafetida – plant, comes in powder, tablet or oil form.
Hi Belle I am sorry to read what everyone is going through. I am a female 67 yrs. I had the same experience as you yesterday..went to ER with numbness down my right side with all the prickly feeling, I thought I was having a stoke...all my blood tests and xrays came back normal..and I have a bladder infection..Dr. didn't know what this prickly feeling is. Also, I am having a Cat Scan for my head and Ultrasound for my neck. Like everyone here in the Forum..
Melinda...I started w/food because alot of the symptoms you listed (Hives, congestion & throat irritation) are allergy symptoms....Did they subside when you started homecooking....Since the antibiotic doesn't seem to be helping, I feel the hives left when you no longer fed the Beneful....Did the other symptoms subside, also? Has your dog been throughly checked for parasites? Your dog's anemia could be caused by parasites...Along w/some other of the symptoms you spoke of.....
for your cholesterol, Moduchol, Natures Way Niacin (Nicotonic Acid) HAVE YOUR DOCTOR CHECK YOU WHEN YOU'RE ON NIACIN (LIVER), Natures Plus Red Yeast Rice, Natrol Quintessence Standardized Pure Garlic, Pomegranate, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare Arjuna. I could keep going on but try , Moduchol, Natures Plus Red Yeast Rice, Natrol Quintessence Standardized Pure Garlic, Natures Way Niacin (Nicotonic Acid) Buy the Brand name products that I am suggesting! If you go to www.vitacost.
It sounds like you are on the right track for lifelong habits to prevent cardiovascular disease. I agree with the previous person on exercise. It's important to do at least 30 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise each day, but I wouldn't overstress yourself until you are very fit. I walk a hilly 2 mile course before work and before lunch to maintain tone and relieve stress during the week. Although good, walking on the flat doesn't do a lot for you.
nausea or indigestion and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, flatulence, anorexia, weight loss, ascites (the accumulation of serous fluids in the peritoneal cavity), light-colored stools, weakness or chronic dyspepsia, dull, aching abdominal pain, varicosities, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, other internal and external bleeding, easy bruising, extreme dryness of skin, and spider angiomas. Psychotic mental changes such as: extreme paranoia can occur in cases of advanced cirrhosis.
Well I have been having HA's again for the past month or so, and they have been increasing and I think I finally figured it out.... Remember I said I had symptoms of vitamin D toxicity....well that can happen with low levels of magnesium...so I figured that was the problem and have a RX for lab work and know I will soon know the answer....
hdl can rise by panthetine and niacin but niacin has sides effect on liver so i think panthetine is much better, it has no toxicity at any dose, the doses used are 600-1200mg daily so i do go for 1200-1300mg distributed during the day also omega3 fish oil wth EPA 1800mg – DHA 900mg helps, most formulas are fake with very little epa and dha more confidence on making treatment decisions.
If you found the chewing gum wrapper in her poop, then the chances are she did eat some of the sugarless gum. Yes, Xylitol is poisonous for dogs. Seizures, tremors and vomiting are all symptoms of Xylitol poisoning, but I think, hypoglycemia is too. How many wrappers did you find? A German Pointer/Beagle mix is on the large side of "medium" in size. Depending on how much she ate, it would be less toxic for her than for a small dog.
Niacin: Peaches, Tomatoes, Kiwi, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Avocado, Peas, Potatoes, Mushrooms, (Squash - winter), Corn, Artichoke, Asparagus, (Squash - summer), Lima Beans, Sweet potato, Kale, Broccoli, Carrots, Green Pepper. B-5: Pantothenic acid: Oranges, Bananas, Avocado, Sweet potato, Potatoes, Corn, Lima Beans, Squash - winter, Artichoke, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots. B-6: Pyridoxine: Bananas, Watermelon, Avocado, Peas, Potatoes, Carrots.
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