Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

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What is glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a pain syndrome due to a disorder of the 9th cranial nerve. It is characterized by some combination of severe pain in the tongue, throat, ear, and tonsils.

Common symptoms reported by people with glossopharyngeal neuralgia

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 glossopharyngeal neuralgia

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

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
glossopharyngeal neuralgia (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Homeopathy Fibromyalgia Relief)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
glossopharyngeal neuralgia (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Homeopathy Fibromyalgia Relief)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

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

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning sensation numbness in face
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 5
40s 5
50s 11
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 28

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 3

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