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Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
1/24/2015 6:22:51 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been diagnosed with MG since 1995. Main issues are with vision. However, sometimes experience muscle fatigue. I avoid taking at night as it disrupts my sleep with muscle twitching and stomach cramps. What works best for me is a 2 60mg tabs first thing in the morning. Followed by a 180mg Timespan. Also, don't forget to eat. Large dose at once will cause stomach cramps. However, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
10/1/2014 2:39:48 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
this medication has had some bad side effects for me. I have severe neck pain. I have been trying to see if someone else is having this problem.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
7/23/2014 4:27:05 PM

Reviewer: Tjustick, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have muscle cramping...severe pains in the stomach....and diarrhea. I am only on it a week so am hopeful the side effects will lesson with time. The side effects are a bit scarey. I experience double vision, trouble swallowing, and I choke a lot on my saliva. This med hasn't improved those symptoms much.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
7/3/2014 2:42:53 PM

Reviewer: MG Mama, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Suggested dose every 5 hours. Started at 5pm had severe stomach cramps and diarrhea by 6:30. Second dose at 10pm up several times through the night with diarrhea and cramps. Woke at 7am took 3rd dose. By 8:30 I had lost control of my tongue and could barely speak which I found out was an allergic reaction. The treatment was worse than the symptoms of the disease.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
12/8/2013 3:45:03 PM

Reviewer: bermudagal, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on generic Mestinon-Pyridostimine for several years, after taking Mytelase for a longtime. Mytelase worked much better for me but caused extreme constipation, that is why a doctor recommended pyridostigmine was taking 30mg three times a day. I developed acid reflux and was put on a few different anti-acid meds, found one that worked called Dexilant, but this was disallowed by my insurance ... Show Full Comment

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