Anaesthesia dolorosa

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What is anaesthesia dolorosa?

Anaesthesia Dolorosa occurs when the trigeminal nerve is damaged by surgery or injury, resulting in numbness and pain in the face; pain may be present within the numb area. The pain is similar to a dental anesthetic injection.

Common symptoms reported by people with anaesthesia dolorosa

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 anaesthesia dolorosa

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 3
50s 14
60s 11
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 4

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