Review: could Folic acid cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?
We study 84,069 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 298 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus 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 therapeutic drug levels.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) (latest reports from 41,744 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 84,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 298 people (0.35%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. They amount to 0.71% of all the 41,732 people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on eHealthMe.
Time on Folic acid when people have Systemic lupus erythematosus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||84.62%||0.00%||0.00%||15.38%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Folic acid * :
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||0.42%||0.00%||5.88%||5.04%||10.92%||28.57%||21.85%||27.31% |
Severity of Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Folic acid ** :
How people recovered from Systemic lupus erythematosus ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (94 people, 31.54%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (37 people, 12.42%)
- Osteoporosis (19 people, 6.38%)
- Hepatitis c (17 people, 5.70%)
- Pain (12 people, 4.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (142 people, 47.65%)
- Prednisone (101 people, 33.89%)
- Remicade (95 people, 31.88%)
- Omeprazole (40 people, 13.42%)
- Plaquenil (38 people, 12.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.
IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:
My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Lupus, severe following 7 days on Avelox. Hospitalized for 28 days at two different hospitals before a diagnosis was made at Duke University hospital. Discharged and diagnosis was made a few days later, once all the test results were back. Rheumatoligist has been treating past eight months for Lupus, Prednisone, Plaqinel, and Cellcept max dosage 1500mg twice a day. Remains with kidney involvement, fatigue, and generalized weakness. High fevers at first and temp 94 as well after fever,anorexia, Weight loss of 30 pounds, extremely low B/P. hair loss, and many other symptoms.
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