Rhabdomyolysis

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What is rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. Some of these are harmful to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage.

Common symptoms reported by people with rhabdomyolysis

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rhabdomyolysis

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea night sweats
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rhabdomyolysis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rhabdomyolysis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 6
40s 7
50s 10
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 1

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