Pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease)

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What is pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease)?

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease is a type of arthritis that involves the accumulation of calcium around joints, causing swelling and pain.The calcium deposits induce inflammation in the joint, which can cause cartilage within the joint to break down.

Common symptoms reported by people with pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease)

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 pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease)

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

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Colcrys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Feldene)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feels like i am suffocating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Colcrys)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Feldene)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 9
50s 12
60s 9
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 24
Not Diagnosed 1

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