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    Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
    7/5/2017 11:16:02 PM

    Reviewer: wildman, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    been taking 2000mg a day for 3 months, had Optic nerve sheath fenestration done 2 months ago, still pressure is to high 45. going in tomorrow to have a brain angiogram done, tons of test and still trying to find a cause so I don't have to do a shunt. For me I am one of the few that the drug didn't help but they don't want to take me off just in case it is working some. Metal taste, fat ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
    1/12/2017 10:32:40 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Have been taking this since I was diagnosed in 1999. My neurologist told me that I was a textbook case because it worked so well for me. Started out on 250 mg (3) times a day and now only take twice a day. I am going down to 1 a day and hope that the fluid stays at bay. I don't want a spinal tap again.

    Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
    12/9/2016 11:57:11 PM

    Reviewer: Curlygirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Pain started in December 2014. This medication has done wonders.I feel like a human again.

    Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
    8/9/2016 10:55:25 PM

    Reviewer: PolishedStone, 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Effective to reduce eye pressure and damage to optic nerve. Temporary side effects included significant change in how things tasted and minor nausea. I had permanent worsening of tinnitus, but full effect didn't show up until after I had stopped the med (about 6 months). Still better than a brain shunt which is the only other option.

    Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
    10/16/2015 10:04:14 AM

    Reviewer: goatfarm, 45-54 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 taking this medication for over 10 years and the only other option was a shunt in my head. It is an extremely expensive medication, but I have no other choice, but to take it. It is the one thing that I CAN NOT live without. I will gladly deal with the unpleasant side effects and the cost-if it keeps me from needing a hole in my head.

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