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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia could be caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Methotrexate.

We study 199,846 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,814 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 199,829 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 8,077 (4.04%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 1.07% of all the 754,364 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Pneumonia * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia71.44%28.56%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Pneumonia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%0.05%0.04%0.73%2.62%8.02%22.83%65.73%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pneumonia0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (1,483 people, 18.36%)
  2. Osteoporosis (1,029 people, 12.74%)
  3. Prophylaxis (823 people, 10.19%)
  4. Pain (682 people, 8.44%)
  5. Insomnia (371 people, 4.59%)
  6. Vitamin supplementation (370 people, 4.58%)
  7. Depression (360 people, 4.46%)
  8. Diabetes mellitus (291 people, 3.60%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (289 people, 3.58%)
  10. Asthma (248 people, 3.07%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (6,284 people, 77.80%)
  2. Humira (4,182 people, 51.78%)
  3. Remicade (3,595 people, 44.51%)
  4. Prednisolone (2,945 people, 36.46%)
  5. Folic acid (2,878 people, 35.63%)
  6. Enbrel (2,471 people, 30.59%)
  7. Prednisone (1,920 people, 23.77%)
  8. Arava (884 people, 10.94%)
  9. Omeprazole (884 people, 10.94%)
  10. Aspirin (712 people, 8.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • VickiL on Jul, 8, 2011:

    Let me be the 1st female to develop osteoarthritis while taking interferon treatments. I have been off treatments since 5/27/2011, and my pain keeps getting worse. Joints are freezing up, I can hardly walk or use my hands at times. No pain in back or hips, just feet, hands knees, & shoulders. I hate to say this, but had I known it would be this bad, I think I would have taken my chances with the hepatitis c. My GP is treating me with NSAIDS, but they don't seem to be working. Where do I go from here?

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    Kim on Oct, 2, 2012:

    Vicki I am so sorry to read about what you have been through. I just finished my Intron treatment about a week ago. The arthritis symptoms have started for me also and they are severe. I wondered if your doctors have found anything that helps. I am having a hard time finding information which I am sure you already know. Since we seem to be two of a kind I would love to hear from you. I hope that you are doing better and feeling a little better. You can contact me on this thread. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Cass on Nov, 7, 2012:

    Vickil and Kim, You are not alone; I stopped taking inteferon and ribasphere on 6/23/12. After experiencing severe joint and muscle pain all over, I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in late September. I am being referred to a rheumatologist. RA has been identified as a potential side effect of inteferon. I pray relief for all sufferers of this condition.

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    Sammy on Nov, 17, 2012:

    I am 27. I received the depo on oct 3rd and on oct 15th started getting the horrible joint pains. I was referred to a rheumologist and have just been diagnosed with with RA. The doctors dont think it is at all related to the depo but i have a hard time believing them. Been depressed thinking that i have done this to myself by getting the depo. Its nice to have found people going throw the same issues. Have you guys started the medication for ra. I am debating if i want to start medication or wait to see if it goes away after this injectiin wears off. I guess i am curious to know what other people have done. I just want it to go away and not have to be on medication the rest of my life. I just want to tell every woman i know not to get the depo.

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    Ematerne on Nov, 19, 2012:

    Hi guys, I have suffered from chronic fatigue and chronic neck pain for about 4yrs. I went to the doc during this time at least 2-3 times a month trying to get anything that would help get me through each day.

    In the end I was blessed. A good friend put me on to this stuff called smart mix a totally organic product made from a plant called Moringa Oleifera. It was the best thing that ever happened to me.

    In a months time on this product daily without fail. I had felt a glimmer of hope, I had just that bit more energy. Pushed on by my husband in month two my pain lessened just enough to get through the day and emotionally I could feel I was in a better place. Three months in and my symptoms were for sure fading and the pain was easing even more I was feeling great with energy levels I couldnt believe!! 9 months on I feel normal I have lots of energy I feel healthy and emotionally I am in such a good place. I think everyone should be giving their body back the natural health it needs to fix its self. OLD YOUNG SICK AND HEALTHY this is about helping our bodies fight back not masking our pain with man made drugs.

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    Bob on Feb, 10, 2013:

    Please provide a disclaimer when posting advertizement testimonials or similar SPAM.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Ann on Oct, 18, 2012:

    70 year old female, in FL, have taken fosamax for several years until it was making me sick, then switched to Actonel and stomach problems prompted me to switch to Boniva. Not sure if that is my problem but the less I eat the less I hurt, am down to eating pureed veg soup, protein & nutritional shakes, baby food, yogurt, applesauce, pudding, bananas, pureed veg soup, etc. After reading this will stop the Bonivia. I have very intense pain if I eat any solid food. It is the pits, quality of life has been reduced drastically. Diag: gastroparesis

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Dlae Alexander on Sep, 26, 2012:

    is it safe to tale naproxen and zilpodem tartrate
    I am male 65 yrs old and live in AZ City, AZ (the desert)

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