Chronic Neuralgia

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What is Chronic Neuralgia?

Neuralgia, also called neuropathic pain, is pain in one or more nerves resulting from damage to or dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system, rather than stimulation of pain receptors.

Common symptoms reported by people with Chronic Neuralgia

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 Chronic Neuralgia

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
14
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (11) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (10) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (12) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)

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

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 Chronic Neuralgia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Constant dizziness 6 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (11) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 5 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (10) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty waking up Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (12) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Head pain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth Constipation 5 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Side effects when dose skipped
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Sedation Sleep problems 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Depressed mood 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with Chronic Neuralgia, 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 Chronic Neuralgia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 19
30s 59
40s 107
50s 109
60s 52
70+ 18

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 82
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 0
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 215
Not Diagnosed 47

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