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
25
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (14) pain (11)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (9) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
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) 12 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (14) pain (11)
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 (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drowsy in morning 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness weight gain 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia cognitive confusion 8 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness cognitive impairment 5 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness hyperactivity 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (9)
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 35
30s 170
40s 304
50s 403
60s 229
70+ 73
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 64
20-29 years 155
30-39 years 142
40-49 years 151
50-59 years 76
60-69 years 25
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 214
Female 1010

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 767
Not Diagnosed 80

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