Temporal arteritis

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What is temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune granulomatous inflammation predominantly involving the large and medium-sized arteries that supply blood to the central nervous system, head and eyes.

Common symptoms reported by people with temporal arteritis

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 temporal arteritis

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

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
temporal arteritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)

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

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

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporal arteritis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain balance problems 8 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
temporal arteritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporal arteritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporal arteritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Subutex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporal arteritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
temporal arteritis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 6
50s 20
60s 24
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 11
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 36
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from temporal arteritis patients who have completed their condition history
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