Spinocerebellar ataxia

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What is spinocerebellar ataxia?

Spinocerebellar ataxia is is a progressive, degenerative, genetic disease with multiple types which are characterized by slowly progressive incoordination of gait and often associated with poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye movements.

Common symptoms reported by people with spinocerebellar ataxia

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 spinocerebellar ataxia

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

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

(Adzenys XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adzenys XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
jittery feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 2
30s 14
40s 28
50s 38
60s 41
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

56% Female
44% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 71
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from spinocerebellar ataxia patients who have completed their condition history
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