Fetal alcohol syndrome

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What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is pattern of mental and physical defects that can develop in a fetus when a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy. The main effect of FAS is permanent central nervous system damage, especially to the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with fetal alcohol syndrome

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 fetal alcohol syndrome

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

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

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

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

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

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

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

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 5
30s 8
40s 2
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 12

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from fetal alcohol syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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