Familial mediterranean fever

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What is familial mediterranean fever?

Familial (inherited) Mediterranean fever is a disorder passed down through families. Some characteristics of this condition include chronic fevers and inflammation of the lining of the abdomen, chest, or joints.

Common symptoms reported by people with familial mediterranean fever

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 familial mediterranean fever

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

(Colcrys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

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

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Duragesic-50)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

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

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

(Colcrys)
Perceived effectiveness
for familial mediterranean fever (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

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

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
for familial mediterranean fever (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for familial mediterranean fever (2 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for familial mediterranean fever (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 3
30s 11
40s 6
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

59% Female
41% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from familial mediterranean fever patients who have completed their condition history
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