Transverse Myelitis

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What is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse simply describes the position of the inflammation, that is, across the width of the spinal cord.

What is it like to have Transverse Myelitis?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin, Pregabalin
Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Trazodone
Modafinil, Amantadine, Wheelchair (manual)
Citalopram, Duloxetine, Escitalopram
Alprazolam, Duloxetine, Sertraline

What do patients take to treat Transverse Myelitis and its symptoms?

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

(Wockhardt Methylprednisolone, Urbason solubile, Advantan, Medrol)


(Avonex Pen, Avonex Prefilled Syringe, Avonex)


(Imurek, Azasan, Imuran, Azapress)


(Uribeta, Extavia, Betaferon, Betaseron)


(Rituxan, Mabthera)


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

Who has Transverse Myelitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 137 patients have this condition
  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 66 say Transverse Myelitis is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 23
40s 33
50s 39
60s 18
70+ 3


Distribution of females vs. males

73% Females
27% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 82
Not Diagnosed 7

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