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What is Carotidynia?

Carotidynia is the syndrome characterized by one sided head and neck pain. There is a dilatation of extracranial arteries on the affected side. The cause is unknown and not much is not well known and understood about the condition.

What is it like to have Carotidynia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Carotidynia and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Carotidynia patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Carotidynia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 34patients have this condition
  • 0new patients joined this month
  • 29say Carotidynia is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 8
40s 9
50s 7
60s 4
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

87% Females
13% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Carotidynia patients who have completed their condition history
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