Sciatic neuralgia

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What is sciatic neuralgia?

Sciatic neuropathy is characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve.

Common symptoms reported by people with sciatic neuralgia

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 sciatic neuralgia

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (10) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (5) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) sciatic neuralgia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
ataxia (lack of coordination) dizziness and feeling faint 11 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (10) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness problems concentrating
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (5) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (8) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drowsy in morning 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia cognitive confusion 7 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness cognitive impairment 5 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (7) sciatic neuralgia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (6) sciatic neuralgia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea speedy feeling 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 36
30s 167
40s 302
50s 416
60s 267
70+ 88
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 65
20-29 years 157
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 150
50-59 years 78
60-69 years 26
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 228
Female 1056

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 771
Not Diagnosed 83

These charts show data from sciatic neuralgia patients who have completed their condition history
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