Brain aneurysm

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What is brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel becomes enlarged or balloons. Usually symptoms present when they become large, begin to leak blood, or rupture. Symptoms include, changes in vision, pain above or behind the eye, a dilated pupil, or numbness or weakness to one side.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain aneurysm

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 brain aneurysm

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Right frontal craniotomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for brain aneurysm (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
loss of balance
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Right frontal craniotomy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for brain aneurysm (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue loss of depth perception 7 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
brain aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 19
40s 60
50s 112
60s 73
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 142
Not Diagnosed 4

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