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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Transverse Myelitis

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 Transverse Myelitis

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

(Advantan, Medrol, Medrol DosePak) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Transverse Myelitis (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) Transverse Myelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amantix, Amantrel, Mantadix) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azapress, Azasan, Imuran) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Transverse Myelitis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Transverse Myelitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Transverse Myelitis

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

(Advantan, Medrol, Medrol DosePak) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Transverse Myelitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Irritability 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Transverse Myelitis (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain zaps
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Hot flashes
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dark urine Erectile Dysfunction 2 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) Transverse Myelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amantix, Amantrel, Mantadix) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azapress, Azasan, Imuran) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Rash or skin problems
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Transverse Myelitis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Transverse Myelitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Transverse Myelitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 14
30s 24
40s 35
50s 45
60s 25
70+ 5

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 97
Not Diagnosed 9

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