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Old 12-28-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Question multivitamin causing itching?


I have been dealing with chronic itching all over my body (like not a spot spared, my fingers itch my toes, back, legs, arms and any other place you can think of). About 3 days ago, I had realized that I had run out of my once daily multi vit and hadn't been taking it for probably 2 weeks (yeah I know, slow on the uptake), but before I began taking it again 3 days ago I thought about it and realized "wait a minute, I haven't been itching & scratching all day like a chimp." (literally one night I came out of the shower crying because the itching was so bad, I am NOT one to shed tears easily, especially from itching!!)/

So anyway I have been taking it for 3 days and the itching has returned! Coincidence? Maybe, but I thought it warranted a post. Is there anything in multivites specifically known to cause chronic itching? I mean there are like a million things in this multivit (whoever heard if tin in a multivitamin? I didnt even know this was a trace mineral needed by the body-it is berkley & jensen brand from Bj's wholesale-it's their store brand) and how do I know if it is an active ingredient, or some stupid filler? I took a snapshot of the ingredient and facts labels and they can be seen here: tn_ingredients.jpg and here: tn_facts.jpg

I take 2000 iu of vitamin d in a separate supplement and also a b complex, any advice/suggestions/theories/personal experience stories would be very helpful!!

thanks in advance!

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Re: multivitamin causing itching?

You no doubt have found the source of itching.

Vitamins are not regulated like other meds, so, no telling what is really in the vitamins we take.

I had been taking a multi-vitamin plus B-Complex and my new internal medicine doctor told me to take only one, not both.

You may have consumed an overload of something in both vitamins.

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Re: multivitamin causing itching?

I found that I get acne outbreaks whan I take any supplement that has stearic acid or stearate in it. That substance is used to keep the pills from sticking together. There are many other fillers in vitamins. Try different brands and if you find one that doesn;t give you a problem compare ingredients.

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Re: multivitamin causing itching?

I am allergic to Nickel and discovered that Centrum Silver has 5% nickel in it. I haven't had problems with it for years, but since I had a patch test done because of scalp itching, I stopped the Centrum. I don't think it is related to scalp itching, but went to the One A Day Vitamin anyway.

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