479244 tn?1271567259
niacin
In an attempt and on the recommendation of my np, I am going to start taking B vitamins (liquid, under the tongue).

I had heard that niacin was hard on the liver, when I mentioned this to her she said "I haven't heard that"....
(uh oh)
Anyway, I checked and found that someone with liver disease (I have mild inflamation and no fibrosis) should not take over 35 mgs. of niacin per day.  This stuff I bought at the drug store has 25 mgs. of niacin.  Is is all they had , but I am thinking about returning it.

IYO - is it safe for me to take this or should I return and look for plain ol B12 liquid.

thanks for your input

bandman
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479244 tn?1271567259
ps -
I just notice I misspelled inflammation , just don't want anyone pointing out my spelling mistakes and damaging my self-esteem.

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Hi my name is Tonimarie I am new to the forum,my hubby just started the Pegasus treatment on friday, so I am always glad to have information that doesnt come from the doctor but real people experiences!
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568322 tn?1370169040
I'd go with the Vitamin B12 sublingual tablets (they taste much better than the drops).

Your NP probably prescribed them because you feel tired, right?


"I just notice I misspelled inflammation , just don't want anyone pointing out my spelling mistakes and damaging my self-esteem. "

Then I better not tell you that you forgot the "d" in "noticed".

LOL
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548668 tn?1394190822
OMG - where did you find that information??   My super duper heavy duty B-complex has got 80mg niacin .   The naturopath I went to said the B-complex was only toxic in mega higher doses than that for a longer time, but now you have me concerned;  he's aware of my liver disease (I now think I'll get another opinion or opt for a lower dose B-omplex)

I think for bloods you need the B6 as well as the B12 - I used the B12 drops prior to tx but now just take the B-complex (and not every day because there is B in my 'no iron' multi-vitamin also)
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479244 tn?1271567259
thanks co!

I will try thos. lol!

you damaged me!

ouch.

check your emal.  I need help.

bandman


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479244 tn?1271567259
http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Information/Health/Research/niacin.htm

check warnings..
and this is only if you have liver disease.
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568322 tn?1370169040
I took care of it.
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548668 tn?1394190822
Thanks for the link;   I'll check it out further as I do have scarring on my bx.
Regards
Kristina
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479244 tn?1271567259
Cowriter,

this is all i could find on the telaprevir results for non responders.
41% !!!!
I don't think I want to go thru this again for a 41% chance of clearing.

Vertex Reports 52% SVR 12 Rate for a 24-week Telaprevir-based Regimen in Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Prior Treatment

• 73% of prior relapsers achieved SVR12 with 24-week telaprevir-based treatment.

• 41% of prior non-responders achieved SVR12 with 24-week telaprevir-based regimen.

Hope they do better on this next go around they are recruiting for.

I also hope the polymerase inhibitor comes out soon.

bandman



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