New daily persistent headache

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What is new daily persistent headache?

New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a type of chronic headache that develops in individuals without a prior history of headache. The headache typically reaches its peak within 3 days and then persists for at least 3 months. Treatment with triptans is used with the active headache.

Common symptoms reported by people with new daily persistent headache

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 new daily persistent headache

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Axert)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Fioricet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Calcium 600 plus D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with new daily persistent headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with new daily persistent headache

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for new daily persistent headache (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Axert)
Perceived effectiveness
for new daily persistent headache (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fioricet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Calcium 600 plus D)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 14
20s 13
30s 28
40s 23
50s 18
60s 14
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 41
Female 77

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from new daily persistent headache patients who have completed their condition history
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