Review: could Folic acid cause Multiple sclerosis?
We study 84,069 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.
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Folic acid (latest outcomes from 84,728 users) has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 280,250 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 84,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 196 people (0.23%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.07% of all the 279,824 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.
Time on Folic acid when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||11.11%||88.89%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Folic acid * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.08%||11.29%||36.02%||40.32%||11.29% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Folic acid ** :
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (54 people, 27.55%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 17.35%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (13 people, 6.63%)
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 6.12%)
- Depression (11 people, 5.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (71 people, 36.22%)
- Betaseron (42 people, 21.43%)
- Baclofen (42 people, 21.43%)
- Enbrel (41 people, 20.92%)
- Avonex (37 people, 18.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Debby on Jun, 29, 2011:
I have been taking Gabapentin, 600 mg at night, for over two years due to lumbar decompression and fusion of L4-L5. During the same year I had C4-C7 fused as well. I take a 10 milligram Valium every night. Due to these surgeries I have been totally incapacitated for over a year. I am also a 62 year old female. Recently I gradually started getting back into playing golf, as well as other more physical activities. While playing golf I started noticing that I was getting a terrine rash. It started at my ankles and have now worked its way up to my knees, right where the sun hits. It looks terrible and my dermatologist took a biopsy today. Could it be due to photosensity caused by Valium and Gabapentin? The doctor says that it's actually blood vessels breaking or leaking under the skin. It looks terrible, and when I stand I feel a sensation of pins and needles in my lower legs. I don't know what to think or do. I do not want to be housebound any longer.
vijay singh on Jul, 3, 2012:
I am taking vitamin-E and vitamin-B complex regularly daily and Vitamin-A seldom from last two months. Now I saw that there is swelling on my finge's tip. Please suggest me some rimedy.
violet brown on Dec, 3, 2012:
I'm a 52 y/o female with RA, Sjogrens and fibromyalgia. I've been on Humira & methotrexate for about 7 years. Sinusitis symptoms off and on, usually after Humira injection or day after taking mtx. Infection needing antibiotic only a few times. Frustrating, but better than hurting, fatigue and joint degeneration.
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