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Jan 26, 2011 in the Neurology Community
I was diagnosed with psuedotumor cerebri/ Intracranial Hypertension in Feb. of last year. I've been taken diamox (500 mg capsules 2x a day). Recently, my side effects have gotten worse. I constantly have headaches, my appetite is gone and I can no longer run or even jog, because I get a headache. Whenever I lay down I hear the whooshing in ears and I get...
Jan 15, 2011 in the Neurology Community - 1
I was diagnose with psuedotumor cerebri last year in February. Last week, I stopped taking my medication for about two weeks, because I didn't have a refill and my doctor was out. When I finally received my medication and began taking it, I felt as I was going through the PTC symptoms once again. My right temple began to hurt (headache) I became conges...
Dec 05, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 8
Thank you for your words of wisdom. I was beginning to freak out just a little (and now I don't feel so alone anymore! =D ) And yes it is better than the headaches and the potentiality of avoiding blindness, but I wouldn't mind a headache or two just to enjoy my once existing senses. But then again I'm a weird one. ;D And indeed my doctor al...
Dec 05, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 8
Thank you for your honesty. I'll talk to my doctor and see if I can get off the Diamox (like he said) because I really do wanna get/be pregnant. Thank you for input if things fall through. At least now I know it's not total failure =D
Nov 28, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 8
Thank you so much. That really means the world to me! I think I'm just weird one lol. I've been taking that medication for almost a year and the side effects seem to get worse and worse. It absolutely makes me lose all my appetite and soda tastes so awful. I've tried everything to get to down to the "perfect" weight but I just can&...
Nov 28, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 8
Thank you Dr. Sharma. You have been the only one to shed light on my symptoms. My neuro-ophthalmologist hasn't really been able to answer any of the questions. I was wondering, can this possibly cause a vitamin D deficiency? I had a CBC test and the result were pretty much normal, except that I was vitamin D deficient and had a high amount of leukocytes....
Nov 22, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 8
I was diagnose with PTC/IH in Feb. of last year. The neurologist said that my spinal shunt was actually too small and that my weight gained was adding pressure to my narrow spinal opening which caused the fluid to build in my brain. When I was released from the hospital I was sent to see a neuro-ophthalmologist. He told me to take diamox (which I hate! It mak...
Nov 22, 2010 in the Neurology Community - 36
I was diagnose with PTC/IH in Feb. of last year. My optometrist noticed that I had papilledema and suggested that I may have PTC. When I was admitted to the hospital, the doctors found my case unusual since I was not morbidly obese, obese but just 10 pounds over my normal weight. The neurologist said that my spinal shunt was actually too small and that my wei...