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
26
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (20) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (9) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (6) sciatic neuralgia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) 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)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain ataxia (lack of coordination) 10 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (20) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (9) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 6 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (11) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m. dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation decreased sex drive (libido) 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) sciatic neuralgia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation decreased sex drive (libido) 8 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness hyperactivity 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)
  • 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 1
20s 38
30s 156
40s 304
50s 362
60s 193
70+ 58
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 61
20-29 years 151
30-39 years 135
40-49 years 147
50-59 years 70
60-69 years 21
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 192
Female 930

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 723
Not Diagnosed 78

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