Raynaud's Disease is a common condition causing the small arteries to contract- mostly in the hands or feet, causing them to turn blue. Afterwards often flushing and red. No known treatment. Someone recommended Niacin. I am sceptical.
Yes, at one point and time my doctor had me take niacin 1 per day added to my other persciption medication. I also found on the internet reading that you can do this too. I would ask your doctor because you may be taking a medication that may interfer with this or you could ask the pharamist. I know some people takes more than 1 if your not taking a perscription for this cause, but i think if you take too many all the time you would have to have your liver checked.
Depends on the severity. I've taken Niacin up to 1000 mg daily and it did nothing. I have a severe case and have flares about every two months. So far I've been lucky and not had my fingers amputated, but they have suggested it a few times. Niacin with help with Berger's syndrome since it's a much less form for raynaud's. Oddly enough if it's bad, medication for high blood pressure is now being used and it does help a lot of people, but not me.
- Niacin Information for Consumers
- Niacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Niacin (detailed)
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