So, I thought niacin flush was just a bit of a warm pinkness to the skin for a few moments.
But twice this week, I have totally broken out in some sort of red, splotchy, warm, itchy rash on my arms and legs (and my face got a little pink/flushed too). The first time, I had just put on a lab coat that I hadn't washed yet, so I thought I just had a small reaction to maybe the starch or something.
But just yesterday, I broke out in the rash while I was just at home doing nothing spectacular. I do know the second time I got the rash, I had just taken my vitamins whi*****lude a B-100 complex about 10 minutes prior, but I don't remember whether I had just taken my vitamins the first time (but thinking on it, I probably had).
Is this niacin flush, or something else? From descriptions online I thought niacin flush was not quite this bad, and was mostly on the face and trunk. I didn't have any rash on my trunk, and it was worst on my thighs and lower arms.
Either way, symptoms resolved in about 15-20 minutes, no trouble breathing, and I was fine.
I'm also confused why it wouldn't be happening every time I take that b-complex...???