Complex regional pain syndrome type II

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What is complex regional pain syndrome type II?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin. Type II, formerly known as causalgia, is similar to Type I but involves overt damage to a peripheral nerve.

Common symptoms reported by people with complex regional pain syndrome type II

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 complex regional pain syndrome type II

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2

Data from patients with complex regional pain syndrome type II, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with complex regional pain syndrome type II

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drooping eyelid (ptosis) 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (4 evaluations)
Side effects
an overall crappy feeling all the time headaches
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (1 evaluation)
Side effects
back pain increased pain
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness confusion 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for complex regional pain syndrome type II (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
restlessness (akathisia)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with complex regional pain syndrome type II, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has complex regional pain syndrome type II on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 27
30s 61
40s 122
50s 224
60s 97
70+ 13
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 41
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 71
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 8
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 86
Female 472

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 267
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from CRPS type II patients who have completed their condition history
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