Atypical facial pain

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What is atypical facial pain?

Atypical facial pain is variable and can be characterized as dull, aching, burning, sharp, squeezing, or crushing quality and has a psychogenic origin. The pain may occur on both sides of the face, differing from trigeminal nerve pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with atypical facial pain

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 atypical facial pain

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1)

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

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
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical facial pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
shakiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 9
30s 20
40s 39
50s 38
60s 36
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 58
Not Diagnosed 18

These charts show data from atypical facial pain patients who have completed their condition history
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