Hemicrania continua

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What is hemicrania continua?

Hemicrania continua is a persistent one-sided headache that is usually unremitting. Hemicrania continua is considered a primary headache disorder, meaning that it's not caused by another condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with hemicrania continua

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 hemicrania continua

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin Boswellia)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
hemicrania continua (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
hemicrania continua (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Brain fog Fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin Boswellia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hemicrania continua (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for hemicrania continua (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hemicrania continua (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 8
40s 11
50s 12
60s 5
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 2

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