Arachnoid cyst

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What is arachnoid cyst?

Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that are located in the brain or spinal cord. Most of these cysts form outside the temporal lobe; and the severity depends on the size and location of the cyst.

Common symptoms reported by people with arachnoid cyst

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 arachnoid cyst

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
sweating increased
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
withdrawal effects with missed dose
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cold hands and feet
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 6
30s 8
40s 16
50s 14
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 35

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 0

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