Chronic inflammatory response syndrome

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What is chronic inflammatory response syndrome?

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) occurs due to the inability to remove certain biotoxins, such as mold, from the body. It is said to occur in genetically susceptible individuals, and can cause chronic fatigue, weakness, aches, and vertigo.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic inflammatory response 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.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic inflammatory response syndrome

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Warm water therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with chronic inflammatory response syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic inflammatory response syndrome

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with irritability emotional lability 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic inflammatory response syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
kidney problems
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic inflammatory response syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic inflammatory response syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 8
50s 5
60s 4
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from chronic inflammatory response syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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