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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

We study 199,990 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 321,152 patients) can be treated by Enbrel, Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil, Prednisone.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 71,118 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 199,985 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 141 (0.07%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They amount to 0.20% of all the 71,069 people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Irritable bowel syndrome * :

FemaleMale
Irritable bowel syndrome93.89%6.11%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Irritable bowel syndrome * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%4.84%2.42%12.90%30.65%50.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteopenia (34 people, 24.11%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (33 people, 23.40%)
  3. Depression (20 people, 14.18%)
  4. Osteoporosis (18 people, 12.77%)
  5. Sleep disorder therapy (9 people, 6.38%)
  6. Insomnia (7 people, 4.96%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 3.55%)
  8. Asthma (5 people, 3.55%)
  9. Hysterectomy (5 people, 3.55%)
  10. Thyroidectomy (4 people, 2.84%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (79 people, 56.03%)
  2. Folic acid (67 people, 47.52%)
  3. Enbrel (59 people, 41.84%)
  4. Prednisone (56 people, 39.72%)
  5. Fosamax (46 people, 32.62%)
  6. Arava (42 people, 29.79%)
  7. Remicade (37 people, 26.24%)
  8. Humira (35 people, 24.82%)
  9. Leflunomide (33 people, 23.40%)
  10. Aspirin (31 people, 21.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Took this over 15 years ago, have IBS could it still be causing me problems?

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  • Cannot rest for pain, never subsides

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been taking methotrexate 10 mg (one injection a week) since 2002. I was then under Metoject (Methotrexate) 10 mg and then 7.5 mg until February 2013 when I had mouth sores. I was told I had mouth cancer in April 2014 and has been operated mid May at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris.

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