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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (15) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (12) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (11) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (6) Chronic Neuralgia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (5) Pain (2)
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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)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Chronic Neuralgia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Aggression 3 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (15) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Constant dizziness 5 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (12) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (11) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Fatigue
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (6) Chronic Neuralgia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Dry mouth Constipation 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (4) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Neuralgia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 6 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Chronic Neuralgia (5) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3) Chronic Neuralgia (1)
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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 (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 17
30s 52
40s 93
50s 104
60s 35
70+ 15

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 71
40-49 years 46
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 187
Not Diagnosed 42

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