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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Osteoarthritis?

Summary: Osteoarthritis is found among people who take Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Plavix, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 2,481 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoarthritis and more.

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Vitamin b12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,978 Vitamin b12 users)

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 35,027 Osteoarthritis patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 2,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 9 people (0.36%) have Osteoarthritis.

Trend of Osteoarthritis in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Osteoarthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoarthritis0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Vitamin b12 * :

FemaleMale
Osteoarthritis66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Vitamin b12 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%42.86%57.14%

Severity of Osteoarthritis when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Osteoarthritis0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Osteoarthritis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (2 people, 22.22%)
  2. High blood pressure (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Neuropathy (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Reflux gastritis (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Bipolar ii disorder (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Plavix (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Fenofibrate (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Glipizide (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Neurontin (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Labetalol hcl (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Taking levequin, vitamin b12, cipro and Flagel.

    Ty for help but Im really nervous about loss of balance and mental confusion.

    Please Advise.
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    The patient is a 28 year old female who has been involved in a horrific car accident back in February 7th 2014. She had bilateral femural fracture along with fractured right tibia and fibula in addition to right humerus. However, to make it short, after treatment, the outcome was not acceptable with various complications. The patient is scheduled for another surgery, however, her CBC shows neutropenia (3.4).
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    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
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    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
  • Is there a support group in the us for people with insulinomas? (1 answer)
    SUPPORT GROUP IN UNITED STATES!!!

    Hi, the only support group that I've been able to find for people with insulinomas is located in the UK... just wondering if there is one in the US. I had pancreatic surgery to remove my first insulinoma in 2012, we're thinking there's another because I'm still having problems with hypoglycemia... if anyone know anything, PLEASE CONTACT ME!!! :)
    I know there can't just be a support group here for FERRETS!!! people are kind of important... I hate this song, but "Don't worry, BE HAPPY" is okay, I guess... I'm trying to force it upon myself. Things will get BETTER!!!

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