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Review: could Vitamin d cause Paranoia?

Summary: Paranoia could be caused by Vitamin d, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Diovan, and have Depression.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Paranoia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paranoia and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 2,147 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 4 people (0.19%) have Paranoia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 59,645 people who have Paranoia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Paranoia in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Paranoia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Paranoia50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Paranoia when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Paranoia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%50.00%

Severity of Paranoia when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Paranoia0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Paranoia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Paranoia0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Vitamin d (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. High blood cholesterol (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Anxiety (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Diovan (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Hygroton (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Lopid (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Levothyroxine thyroid (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Atarax (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

David (3 years ago):

I've been taking Ergocalcifferol for almost three months now... Since then I've noticed I have become EXTREMELY paranoid! I always end up getting the really rare side effects... Going to ask my dr about it and double check my vitamin D levels this coming week. But as soon as I started the medication, so did the paranoia!
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