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Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
1/22/2015 10:03:14 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have beeen on this for almost 3 years. I stared at 250mg twice a day and now take up to 5000mg a day depending on altitude & weather. The potential severe side effects now outweigh the effectiveness of the drug leaving me no option but a programable shunt. My problem was caused by a failed trial 9 years ago & I am terrified now to have them drill into my head. The thought of leaving ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/29/2014 3:25:05 PM

Reviewer: Sea_Angel1984, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After being diagnosed with PTC in October I began to research and find out how other people were faring on the journey. I had never heard of anything like this before and I was just happy that it wasn't an actual brain tumor. The only major symptom I had was papillodema, rarely did I even get headaches so I was surprised to find out that something was seriously wrong in my head. I was told to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
12/25/2014 5:11:18 PM

Reviewer: tootired46, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication definitely works for me. After 4-5 days the headache was almost completely gone and I have now hit day 7 with only a very slight headache that's not easily noticeable. The downsides are what other people have previously described: I am always tired, always taking naps, and have no energy to do enjoyable things. I bruise easily, I am so weak, non-existent libido, nausea and abdo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
11/12/2014 11:35:16 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've been on diamox for 4 months now. I was taking 500mg twice a day, now I'm on 250mg twice a day. I lost 15lbs in a month. No idea what my weight is now. My vision is good now, no more black outs. I have been taking Lexapro because I was so irritated, and having panic attacks possibly because I've been going through a lot withmy PTC. I was having my hands, feet and lips tingling and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
10/27/2014 4:41:19 PM

Reviewer: ExhaustedMom80, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have what seems EVERY side effect it warns about. Yes I am miserable but the alternative is a shunt in my head. Did a LP(lumbar puncture) but its a band aid fix. Just temporary relief & was back full force. If you look into shunts it is so much more terrifying then what these side effects from this medicine offer. I am on 1000 mg a day. I had mild headaches every morning but lost my some of ... Show Full Comment

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