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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Diamox Oral.

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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
1/2/2009 9:23:55 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 16 year old female and I was diagnosed with Pseudo Tumor in October of 2008 and since then I have been taking this medecine. My doctor says it is doing its job but I feel no change. I still have major migraines everyday, my neck is constantly stiff and my back hurts off and on. I have experienced side effects similar to those of most people on it; extreme tingling in feet and hands, dizzine ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/26/2008 12:12:14 PM

Reviewer: ruralsafety1, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I use this pill as an alternative to having the shunt surgery. I've noticed a significant pressure reduction from my head/neck region and try to drink alot of water to avoid dehydration and eat high potassium foods to help avoid the minor side effect of tingling in extremities (circulation) while on this med. (Due to my experience: DO NOT TRY TO STOP THIS PILL SUDDENLY WITHOUT CONSULTING A P ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/10/2008 6:58:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed with IIH in September and since then have increased my dosage to 1000mgs per day. I had my 2nd lumbar puncture yesterday and my CSF pressure was down from over 40 to 32. I have also had no episodes of vision loss for over a fortnight. My headaches have reduced slightly, but that may be due to the Topamax that I take daily for migraine. The initial side effects aren't pleasa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
10/30/2008 11:27:08 AM

Reviewer: ampeterka@yahoo.com, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When I first started taking this medication I was miserable I was on it for 3 months I started off taking 1,000 mg a day!! I was so sick the whole 3 months missed alot of work, I would be so confused I would forget myw ay home from work... a way I go everyday... kinda scary when u have to call someone to tell u how to get home when u take that route everyday. The tingling in the hands and feet wer ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
10/18/2008 6:46:12 AM

Reviewer: svan, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had been taking 2 - 250 mg tables three times a days mg twice a day for 5 yrs. Now I have been able to reduce to 2 - 250 mgs to twice a day over the past 4 yrs. for Pseudotumor Cerebri. I went from have sever headaches and blackouts to only having break through headaches about 4 times a year. Incresing the Diamox with my Dr.'s permission for two to three days will get the headache back unde ... Show Full Comment

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