Niaspan ER Fire Head, Cortizone, Skin Crawl, Towell, Aspirin
After about 8 weeks of taking the 500mg dose, I have experienced some skin crawling, maybe a little itch on occasion. ... more »
After about 8 weeks of taking the 500mg dose, I have experienced some skin crawling, maybe a little itch on occasion.
Tonight I took an aspirin at 8:30, and niaspon at 9:00. Went to bed at 10:00. At 1:30 am I woke up and I was on fire! Head to Toe, itching all over..Pure misery and hell, it was intolerable. I immediately an another aspirin, took a shower, scratched myself with a towel, rubbed myself with cortisone, and took another aspirin.. After about an hour the itching has subsided with an occasional skin crawl.
I wanted to see if anyone else has had these symptoms so I googled 'niaspin extreme itch' and it brought me here.
I am supposed to up my dose to 1000mg a day, but now I am really worried about this itch. I see that I am not alone.