Hemicrania continua

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What is Hemicrania continua?

Hemicrania continua is a persistent one-sided headache that is usually unremitting. Hemicrania continua is considered a primary headache disorder, meaning that it's not caused by another condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hemicrania continua

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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Treatments taken by people with Hemicrania continua

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

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Topamac, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anpec, Calan, Calan SR) 5 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (1)

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

Compare treatments taken by people with Hemicrania continua

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

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemicrania continua (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blood in vomit
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Topamac, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anpec, Calan, Calan SR) 5 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Hemicrania continua (1)

Data from patients with Hemicrania continua, 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 Hemicrania continua on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 5
40s 7
50s 3
60s 2
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

90% Females
10% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 1

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