First Bite Syndrome

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What is First Bite Syndrome?

First bite syndrome is characterized as pain in the parotid (salivary gland) gland or lower jaw area (mandibular region) at the first bite and, subsequently improves with each bite. The cause is unclear but, may be related to nerve impairment from surgery or other conditions.

What is it like to have First Bite Syndrome?

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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat First Bite Syndrome and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with First Bite Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for First Bite Syndrome

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with First Bite Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has First Bite Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 6
40s 12
50s 15
60s 9
70+ 4

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

65% Females
35% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from First Bite Syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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