Osteomyelitis

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What is Osteomyelitis?

Osteomyelitis is an acute or chronic bone infection. It may be due to a spreading infection from surrounding tissue or contamination of an open wound.

Common symptoms reported by people with Osteomyelitis

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Osteomyelitis

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Warm water therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Brain fog Excessive dry mouth 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Osteomyelitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Osteomyelitis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Unisom)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Warm water therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Osteomyelitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Osteomyelitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 6
40s 19
50s 17
60s 14
70+ 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 39
Not Diagnosed 1

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