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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
7/7/2008 3:56:22 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on the medication since August 2006 and have increased dosage to 3000 mg. Side affects have been numbness in hands & feet, ringing in ears and metallic taste. Have had two lumbar puntures during same time with a third coming soon. My vision seems to have stabilized but If I have to increase dosage again then a shunt may be next coarse of action. The medication is expensive and insu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
6/24/2008 1:14:36 AM

Reviewer: Nergalicious, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am 22 and I started taking Diamox 500mg 2x a day. I have the horrible tingles in my heels, sometimes hands and lip. I've only been sick 1 time and the funny one (I think so) is that I get confused. My headaches are reduced, maybe by half. I will get a spinal tap soon and hopefully that will help more.

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
3/9/2008 3:36:11 AM

Reviewer: HMH37813, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 2 months now, and the side effects are horrible. I have constant tingling in the feet/hands, dizziness, confusion and drowsiness. I haven't seen a change in my condition as of yet. My doc wants me to work up to 500 mg 2X daily, and I'm only up to 1/3 of that dose. I'm not really looking forward to getting up to the desired dosage.

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
2/20/2008 10:08:09 AM

Reviewer: grantermar, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The side effects that everyone talks about are real! This medication in the brand name worked awesome but in the generic it didn't work at all. I have taken this medicine ona nd off for 20 years and it has saved my vision a number of times. I jad gastric bypass surgery 4 years ago to help stop the flare ups and it has worked incredibely. I haven't had to take the diamox since then. Learn t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
1/10/2008 11:03:30 PM

Reviewer: courtneyweav_04@yahoo.com, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i wasnt having ne vision loss but my optic nerve was still swolen after multiple spinal taps, took diamox for almost a yr and was taken off, now i'm back on it and the only thng i can tell is i'm extremely tired this go round.i've never had the nausea. my dr. hopes this will help me shed a few lbs. i cant tell that its helping at all. i wld luv feed back from ne1 please write me

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