Cerebellar ataxia

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What is cerebellar ataxia?

Cerebellar ataxia is the loss of muscle coordination due to disease or injury to the cerebellum in the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with cerebellar ataxia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with cerebellar ataxia

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

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cerebellar ataxia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
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
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for cerebellar ataxia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cerebellar ataxia (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
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 pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Home Physical Therapy)
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 cerebellar ataxia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cerebellar ataxia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 4
30s 13
40s 29
50s 48
60s 57
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 80
Female 112

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 81
Not Diagnosed 11

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