Primary carnitine deficiency

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What is primary carnitine deficiency?

Primary carnitine deficiency is the body's inability to use certain fats for energy due to inadequate intake inadequate intake of or inability to metabolize the amino acid carnitine.

Common symptoms reported by people with primary carnitine deficiency

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 primary carnitine deficiency

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

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

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

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

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


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

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from primary carnitine deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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