Sarcoidosis

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What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by small lumps or granulomas. It usually invades the lungs with fibrosis and may also involve lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands.

Common symptoms reported by people with sarcoidosis

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 sarcoidosis

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

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
sarcoidosis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
sarcoidosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
sarcoidosis (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
sarcoidosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for sarcoidosis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Sweating 16 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
sarcoidosis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for sarcoidosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bad taste in mouth Fatigue 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
sarcoidosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
sarcoidosis (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
sarcoidosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 9
30s 29
40s 112
50s 117
60s 84
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 53
40-49 years 52
50-59 years 32
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 252
Not Diagnosed 11

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