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Review: could Niacin cause Fibromyalgia?

We study 5,759 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,307 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 93,005 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 5,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 20 people (0.35%) have Fibromyalgia.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia89.47%10.53%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%0.00%61.11%33.33%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (10 people, 50.00%)
  2. Insomnia (9 people, 45.00%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (7 people, 35.00%)
  4. Osteopenia (4 people, 20.00%)
  5. Osteoporosis (4 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 75.00%)
  2. Dilaudid (11 people, 55.00%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 55.00%)
  4. Lorazepam (10 people, 50.00%)
  5. Ambien (10 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Reply

    matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:

    Please get treated! Go to a functional medicine doctor...those antibodies are way too high, no matter what the root cause...pick up the book Stop the Thyroid Madness, as well as The Root Cause by Isabela Wentz. Also check out Mary Shomon. There are FB Support Groups as well, including Hashimoto's 411, For Thyroid Patients Only, several others to find information and support, where we are all Hashi's sufferers. Please be your own best advocate and get to the right doctor (not an endo despite what you may have been led to believe) who will actually help you! I am a long time Hashimoto's patient, trust me!

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  • After taking Levaquin in 2001 i developed wide spread pain and a multitude of chronic issues.

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