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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
11/5/2008 11:01:19 AM

Reviewer: texasmom, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this med for 6 years. When I could afford Diamox Sequels, it was great. Sometimes an hour after taking this, I get extreme pressure behind my eyes. I also have been getting hives for about a year now. Anyone else have these problems?? I thought that I could drink whatever I wanted but maybe that is why soda always tastes flat!! Ha! I wish that there was more research on this awf ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
11/5/2008 1:40:17 AM

Reviewer: jersey girl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I can agree, if you are a soda drinker you will not be if you are taking this medicine. I can only drink juice or water. This medicine has really helped my headaches.

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
10/13/2008 4:31:03 PM

Reviewer: Amanda, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
When I was first diagnosed I was given the pills I had to take several times a day. I could not hold down any food and was very confused and drained. After a few months when I changed doctors and complained about side effects they switched me to the Diamox Sequals. I take two pills a day and they release slowly. I still have some side effects some days, but this has been much easier.

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
9/12/2008 9:17:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started out taking 250mg a day, now the doctors have me taking 1,750mg a day. They say my body is compensating for the lower levels of CSF. I think this medication is worse than the disease itself. I have had three emergency doctor visits because of undisclosed side effects. Now I am looking at surgery (the shunt)because the doctors have finally began thinking I have been through enough. Side Ef ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
7/19/2008 10:35:05 PM

Reviewer: Shiri, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 3 years now for the tx of pseudotumor cerebri. It makes me very drowsy, and "out of it" at times, so I take it before bed time. I also experience numbness (like when your foot falls asleep) in my toes/feet/random fingers, even parts of my face sometimes. This medicine has saved my vision though, without it I would probably be blind today. When my Optham ... Show Full Comment

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