As life challenges have been mounting (long overnight trip, DH got sick, still doing two people's jobs at work,) I have upped my daily niacin dose by 1k, for a total of 4k a day (adding one 500mg dose to each of my two daily meals.) It's been almost a week, there aren't any adverse effects, and it seems to be helping.
: I was very sick for a very long time -- this is a high dose and not for everyone.
In addition, I can back off if I continue to improve. But after feeling so darned good after going on Niacin Therapy, and keeping in mind the body's need does fluctuate, (according to the book I referenced in the first post on this thread,) I feel good about adding niacin when my body and brain are running low.
In brain effort alone I have been shifting into a higher gear. We are moving forward to the next level of our little home business: the scary one where you borrow enough money to set up manufacturing.
I don't think I could do this without the niacin
Because even faced with this level of stressor, I'm still chillin' like a villain.
There was a long... discussion
... about the situation that led to this decision. Because both DH and I have been trying to manage things without taking such a big step, and I now had the clarity to sit him down and say, "That plan isn't working. We need a new plan."
Now that he and I are in agreement on this, I am managing to do all the things necessary to get this set up and started. And it does not faze me; I just do it
. My own calm feeds into DH's calm, and vice versa.
This is extraordinary to me, because I was so used to a constant low hum of anxiety, which would ramp up into semi-panic state very easily. While I can still get stirred up and a little agitated, it's like setting a bottle of iced tea back on the table; it is shaken, but then calms down quickly.
I am amazed by myself... on niacin.