Amplified pain syndrome

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What is amplified pain syndrome?

Pain is a sensory experience that is highly subjective to the individual. Amplified pain syndrome is characterized as an individual's response to a seemingly mild sensory experience and processes it as an intense pain signal.

Common symptoms reported by people with amplified pain syndrome

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 amplified pain syndrome

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

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Excedrin Migraine)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ratio-Lenoltec #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valdoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
amplified pain syndrome (1)

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

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

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
overly talkative (talk too much) sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ratio-Lenoltec #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valdoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for amplified pain syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
amplified pain syndrome (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 9
30s 8
40s 20
50s 43
60s 42
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

94% Female
6% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from amplified pain syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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