Chronic abdominal pain syndrome

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is chronic abdominal pain syndrome?

Chronic Abdominal Pain Syndrome is defined as a state of chronic, recurrent abdominal pain that lasts for at least six months and is not related to structural or metabolic diseases and gut function.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic abdominal 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.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with chronic abdominal pain syndrome

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with chronic abdominal pain syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with chronic abdominal pain syndrome

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

(Actiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
itching and rash from patch adhesive
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
seizures
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic abdominal pain syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has chronic abdominal pain syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 5
40s 4
50s 17
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from chronic abdominal pain syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: