Carotidynia

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What is Carotidynia?

Carotidynia is the syndrome characterized by one sided head and neck pain. There is a dilatation of extracranial arteries on the affected side. The cause is unknown and not much is not well known and understood about the condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with Carotidynia

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Carotidynia

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

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

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

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Carotidynia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Carotidynia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 5
40s 16
50s 11
60s 3
70+ 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

89% Female
11% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 5

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