Sepsis

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What is sepsis?

Sepsis is a serious condition that causes a whole body (systemic) inflammatory response to a localized or generalized infection. Sepsis requires prompt medical attention to avoid failure of major organs and body systems, including the kidneys, liver, lungs, and central nervous system.

Common symptoms reported by people with sepsis

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 sepsis

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea vertigo
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tremor(s)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 33
40s 54
50s 67
60s 67
70+ 25

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 54
Female 207

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