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Review: could Vitamin d cause Loss of balance (Dizziness)?





Summary: Loss of balance is found among people who take Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Multivitamin, and have Vitamin d deficiency.

We study 2,214 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Loss of balance. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of balance and more.

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Vitamin d

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in rickets. (latest outcomes from Vitamin d 4,023 users)

Loss of balance

Loss of balance has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Loss of balance 160,108 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 2,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 96 people (4.34%) have Loss Of Balance.

Trend of Loss of balance in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Loss of balance * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of balance11.25%26.25%15.00%18.75%21.25%7.50%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of balance when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of balance0.00%0.00%0.00%2.11%9.47%25.26%28.42%34.74%

Severity of Loss of balance when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of balance17.65%58.82%18.82%4.71%

How people recovered from Loss of balance ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of balance0.00%5.77%94.23%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d deficiency (16 people, 16.67%)
  2. Depression (16 people, 16.67%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (13 people, 13.54%)
  4. High blood pressure (13 people, 13.54%)
  5. High blood cholesterol (12 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Multivitamin (17 people, 17.71%)
  2. Aspirin (16 people, 16.67%)
  3. Fish oil (15 people, 15.62%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (13 people, 13.54%)
  5. Vitamin c (13 people, 13.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Nausea, Urinary Retention, Lightheadedness - Dizzy, Eczema, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS))
    I had a kidney infection for 1.5 months diagnosed in August this year it took 2 lots of antibiotics to kick it but now I am left with SEVERE urinary retention I had a cystoscopy which only lasted for 24 hours it was done when I was awake so I think that it wasn't very affective by the next morning I was again in agony with lower back pain and pain around my kidneys. I had to swap consultants I am seeing my new one tomorrow but now I am suffering with severe urinary retention I pass urine 1-2 times a day I try to go if my bladder feels full I can be sat on my toilet for 20 mins and its just a few drops so I get bad lower stomach pain too from the pressure as I cannot go properly. My consultant gave me Cefalexin but my GP was very wary giving it to me as I am only 24 years old and they don't usually give it to women.

    Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted

    Thank you
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    (Asked by a 48 year old woman who has Dizziness, and takes Losartan Potassium; Hydrochlorothiazide)
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    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Dizziness, and takes Viagra)
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  • Why would i get copd since i never smoked?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, PBC, AIH, Asthma, and takes Vitamin D, Calcium Carbonate, Anturol, Morphine Sulfate, Levothyroxine Sodium, Pyridium, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Azathioprine, Proair Hfa, Advair Diskus 250/50, Combivent)
    I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life.
    My doctor said my Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholingitis set me up for COPD.

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