HELLP syndrome

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What is HELLP syndrome?

HELLP is a life-threatening complication of pregnancy usually occurring in women with preeclampsia or eclampsia. It is characterized by hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count.

Common symptoms reported by people with HELLP 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 HELLP syndrome

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

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

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

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
increased anxiety
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Kirkland Vitamin B12 sublingual)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 16
30s 18
40s 7
50s 10
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 40

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 9

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