Myelomalacia

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What is myelomalacia?

Myelomalacia is the softening of the spinal cord. Myelomalacia affects the sensory motor functions of the body. Symptoms can vary from minimal to severe.

Common symptoms reported by people with myelomalacia

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 myelomalacia

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

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
myelomalacia (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
myelomalacia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
blurry vision brain fog
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
myelomalacia (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for myelomalacia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
myelomalacia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Opana ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
loopy feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 19
50s 42
60s 27
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 71

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 2

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