Atypical facial pain

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What is atypical facial pain?

Atypical facial pain is variable and can be characterized as dull, aching, burning, sharp, squeezing, or crushing quality and has a psychogenic origin. The pain may occur on both sides of the face, differing from trigeminal nerve pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with atypical facial pain

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 atypical facial pain

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Co-Dydramol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
strabismus
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atypical facial pain (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 40
40s 45
50s 53
60s 49
70+ 26
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 55
Female 175

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 63
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from atypical facial pain patients who have completed their condition history
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