Central Pain Syndrome

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What is Central Pain Syndrome?

Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage to or dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. The character of the pain differs widely among individuals partly because of the variety of potential causes.

Common symptoms reported by people with Central 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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Central Pain Syndrome

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Central Pain Syndrome (5) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Soma)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

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

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Central Pain Syndrome (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Double vision (diplopia) 8 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Central Pain Syndrome (5) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Tremor in hands
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Central Pain Syndrome (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hunger at night
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tegretol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Central Pain Syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Edema in lower extremities Fluid retention weight gain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Central Pain Syndrome (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Central Pain Syndrome, 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 Central Pain Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 25
50s 26
60s 15
70+ 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

72% Female
28% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 49
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Central Pain Syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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