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Review: could Back pain cause Bell's palsy?

Summary: Bell's palsy could be caused by Back pain, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Vioxx.

We study 28,675 people who have Back pain from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Bell's palsy. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Back pain

Back pain (latest reports from 668,384 patients) is typically treated by Percocet, Vicodin, Flexeril, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Soma.

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy (facial paralysis) (latest reports from 24,730 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 28,674 people who have back pain are studied. Among them, 43 (0.15%) have Bell's Palsy. They amount to 0.17% of all the 24,728 people who have Bell's Palsy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bell's palsy in back pain reports

Gender of people who have back pain and experienced Bell's palsy * :

FemaleMale
Bell's palsy53.70%46.30%

Age of people who have back pain and experienced Bell's palsy * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bell's palsy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%15.56%28.89%15.56%42.22%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (10 people, 23.26%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 20.93%)
  3. Vitamin d deficiency (8 people, 18.60%)
  4. Trigeminal neuralgia (8 people, 18.60%)
  5. Vitamin b12 deficiency (8 people, 18.60%)
  6. Arthralgia (8 people, 18.60%)
  7. Multiple sclerosis (8 people, 18.60%)
  8. Arthritis (3 people, 6.98%)
  9. Anxiety (2 people, 4.65%)
  10. Weight decreased (2 people, 4.65%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Vioxx (20 people, 46.51%)
  2. Vasotec (10 people, 23.26%)
  3. Synthroid (10 people, 23.26%)
  4. Vicodin (10 people, 23.26%)
  5. Vitamin d (9 people, 20.93%)
  6. Maxzide (9 people, 20.93%)
  7. Lidoderm (8 people, 18.60%)
  8. Anusol hc (8 people, 18.60%)
  9. Miralax (8 people, 18.60%)
  10. Nystatin (8 people, 18.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I gained weight rapidly and want to know if any of these medications or combination of any of them caused the weight gain.

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    Ronnie on Apr, 5, 2014:

    Hell yes they could cause weight gain! The progesterone alone could do it! Not to mention all the other meds...

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