Pure Autonomic Failure

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By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is Pure Autonomic Failure?

Pure autonomic failure affects the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary actions, including breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. This usually presents in the middle to late life and prognosis is usually benign if the symptoms are treated.

Common symptoms reported by people with Pure Autonomic Failure

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 Pure Autonomic Failure

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

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

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

Compare treatments taken by people with Pure Autonomic Failure

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

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea sometimes
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Pure Autonomic Failure, 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 Pure Autonomic Failure on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 6
30s 1
40s 6
50s 1
60s 6
70+ 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Pure Autonomic Failure patients who have completed their condition history
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