Hemiplegia

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What is hemiplegia?

Hemiplegia is the paralysis or loss of muscle function to one side of the body. Hemiplegia may occur from a birth disorder, spinal cord injury, or other medical conditions, i.e. cancer, stroke.

Common symptoms reported by people with hemiplegia

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 hemiplegia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 hemiplegia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hemiplegia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 3
40s 16
50s 14
60s 13
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 5

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