Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

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What is autoimmune progesterone dermatitis?

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is a rare skin condition where a wide variety (ulcers, lesions, rash) skin problems manifest in relation to the increase of progesterone in a woman's body during menstruation. It is an immune reaction to the body's own progesterone.

Common symptoms reported by people with autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

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 autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

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

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

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

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 9
40s 7
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from autoimmune progesterone dermatitis patients who have completed their condition history
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