Sciatic neuralgia

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What is sciatic neuralgia?

Sciatic neuropathy is characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve.

Common symptoms reported by people with sciatic 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 sciatic neuralgia

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (28) Pain (13)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (13) Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (13) Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (12) sciatic neuralgia (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (13 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain drowsiness 14 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (28) Pain (13)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 6 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (13) Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (13) Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 7 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (12) sciatic neuralgia (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m. dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
distractibility drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (9) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (8)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 40
30s 150
40s 295
50s 314
60s 171
70+ 46
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 59
20-29 years 148
30-39 years 131
40-49 years 142
50-59 years 66
60-69 years 18
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 627
Not Diagnosed 74

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