Demyelinating disease of central nervous system

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What is demyelinating disease of central nervous system?

Myelin sheaths cover nerve fibers and accelerate nerve transmission in the central and peripheral nervous system. Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system most commonly affects the myelin sheath of neurons in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.

Common symptoms reported by people with demyelinating disease of central nervous system

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with demyelinating disease of central nervous system

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Young Living Essential Oils)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Fish oil, flaxseed, and borage oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with demyelinating disease of central nervous system, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with demyelinating disease of central nervous system

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Young Living Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
for demyelinating disease of central nervous system (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for demyelinating disease of central nervous system (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Fish oil, flaxseed, and borage oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with demyelinating disease of central nervous system, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has demyelinating disease of central nervous system on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 16
40s 27
50s 39
60s 16
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 86

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 49
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from demyelinating disease of central nervous system patients who have completed their condition history
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