Niacin for migraines
March 17, 2012 3:29 PM Subscribe
Do you use niacin to combat migraine? Please tell me about it.
posted by bryon to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I’ve just started taking it for that purpose, and it seems to help, either aborting a migraine (triggered by barometric pressure change) or keeping it to a manageable misery (say, 10% of what it would have been). I take one 500mg inositol hexanicotinate capsule. It’s not flush-free for me, and about 45 minutes after using it today I have a strong metallic taste in my mouth.
Questions: How do you use niacin for migraine? A small amount daily? A lot at onset? Do you use real niacin or niacinamide or inositol hexanicotinate? If you’ve tried more than one, do you notice a difference in effectiveness? Do you get the peculiar taste after use?