EMT's came last night because my husband couldn't keep himself up and kept falling (3 times). He originally got out of bed to take a Benydryl for what he thought was the Niacin flush he sometimes gets from Niaspan - but this was a burning in his chest and legs . The EMT asked if he had diabetes and I frgot to ask him why he asked that. Has anyone had that experience? I thought it was a TIA but it passed within about 5 minutes. Anyone had a similar experience? Thx
Thank you for reply. The EMTs got here within 3 min and husband no pain throughout. We are now believing it was that he took Niaspan too late in the day and that episode can be a side effect. He has had a stroke and MIAs in the past but this wasn't like that - hence just as scary. Thanks again for your thoughtful reply.
Thank you. Yes we see the Dr every 4 mos and he does monitor the liver and kidneys, as you mentioned. Husb been on Niaspan for over 15 years and it is remarkable when it works for you. Increases his good cholesterol and he's on a comprehensive regimen. We have appt next week and will have insulin as well as sugar checked. Thx again and good health to you!
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