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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
4/27/2012 12:37:07 AM

Reviewer: Csamo7@aol.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I wish the medication wasn't so harsh on your stomach in addition to the numbness feeling in my feet, hands and lips. It is working keeping my pressure at a reasonable level but the long-term effects will cause kidney failure. Please continue with further research to resolve this matter.

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
3/6/2012 2:59:32 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for just over a month as of now, i took it before for about two months. the First time i took it, i had horrible side effects. Tingling sensation in my hands and feet, all carbonated beverages tasted like metal, the ringing in my ears would drive me insane sometimes, and i couldn't stay off the toilet. I was afraid to go any where because if i felt the " ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
2/3/2012 5:09:09 AM

Reviewer: bsalina05, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on this medicine just about a month now and its side effects are awful!!! I would say it "calms" the headaches and thats about it! I feel disoriented alot, my hands, feet and face feel numb or tingly alot, I am starting to hear a lisp when I talk sometimes. I am extremely tired all the time, I just want to lay down. I had to quit my job and withdraw from school because I can& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
1/2/2012 10:50:00 PM

Reviewer: MelStock, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking the medicine about 9 months ago. At first, it was horrible. The tingling was intense, and I hated that I couldn't drink pop. The taste was just too bad. Also, it took a while to work. My papilledema got worse as did the headaches after I started the medicine. Slowly, though, it started working, and now I rarely have headaches and my eyes, while not completely normal, are ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/28/2011 5:26:42 PM

Reviewer: Hrcs123, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on acetazolamide for 6 months now and I have had a lot of problems with side effects especially with numbness and tingling and loss of appetite. I have found that taking potassium and magnesium has helped with the numbness and tingling but only a little bit. I hate taking acetazolamide and I can't wait to get off of it.

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