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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
2/3/2010 9:48:58 AM

Reviewer: sunnydays, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on medication for 7 months. In the beginning I had terrible side effects and thought there was no way I could continue with treatment. I pushed through side effects, numbing of extremeties, severe nausea, metal taste from drinking carbonated beverages, loss of appetite. Eventually they subsided after 2 months. My dosage was increased to a 1000 mg a day from 500 mg a day and I thought I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/29/2009 6:16:44 PM

Reviewer: momof2, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Headaches gone, neck tension relaxed, wooshing in my ears still there. Loss of appatite = 16 lbs of wight loss in 2 1/2 weeks, soda and anything with carbonation tastes like metal .. that helped with weight loss too! The said if i lose 25 - 30 lbs i can goo w.out the meds and still have no symptoms! Hand and feet tingle and face twitches another thing but its worth it!!

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
11/30/2009 3:27:30 AM

Reviewer: KirstieLove, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a lot of problems with this medication, Even with a potassium supplement, I still got the cottony feeling in my face and the pain in my hands and feet. I do t know if it has anything to do with the medication but I also had a bad problem with bleeding gums. It was hard for me to take this medication, I react strangely to a lot of medications, and I am not trying to scare anyone reading this ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
11/4/2009 11:24:29 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnosed with migraines and maculate degeneration (a disease of the eye that causes the muscles in the lens of the eye to get steadily weaker) about 10 years ago. Three months ago my new doctor ordered a CT scan, MRI, and lumbar puncture. My new diagnoses: Pseudotumor cerebri. I have been on this medication since. It has stopped the headaches from being so severe, but I still have them. M ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
8/20/2009 4:22:20 PM

Reviewer: DP09, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 10 years and I feel as though it has saved my vision. The only notable side effect I have is occasionally my heel will feel numb. The benifits far outway any inconvenience mentined by other users. i wish thier experience was as good as mine.

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