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Diamox

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4.8  Effectiveness
7.5  Side Effects
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Effectiveness of Diamox by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Diamox, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 11.8% 17.6% 41.2% 11.8% 17.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 5.9% 11.8% 64.7% 17.6% 0%
Blood Pressure 5.9% 5.9% 88.2% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 5.9% 88.2% 5.9% 0%
Confidence 0% 5.9% 64.7% 23.5% 5.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 5.9% 11.8% 47.1% 29.4% 5.9%
Digestion 5.9% 11.8% 64.7% 11.8% 5.9%
Emotional Well-being 5.9% 0% 70.6% 23.5% 0%
Energy 11.8% 23.5% 23.5% 17.6% 23.5%
Eyesight 5.9% 5.9% 64.7% 17.6% 5.9%
Memory 5.9% 23.5% 41.2% 17.6% 11.8%
Mental Clarity 0% 11.8% 58.8% 23.5% 5.9%
Pain 5.9% 0% 70.6% 17.6% 5.9%
Patience 11.8% 11.8% 47.1% 23.5% 5.9%
Sexual Health 5.9% 5.9% 76.5% 5.9% 5.9%
Skin Complexion 0% 5.9% 94.1% 0% 0%
Sleep 11.8% 11.8% 29.4% 35.3% 11.8%
Stress Level 5.9% 17.6% 47.1% 23.5% 5.9%
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Commonly Reported Diamox Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 70% 10% 10% 10% 0%
Headache 41.2% 17.6% 17.6% 17.6% 5.9%
Gas 80% 10% 0% 10% 0%
Tingling Sensations 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Fatigue 17.6% 29.4% 17.6% 35.3% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Burning Eyes 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Depression 50% 40% 10% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 47.1% 17.6% 17.6% 11.8% 5.9%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 47.1% 35.3% 17.6% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 70% 30% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 20% 20% 10% 0%
Fever 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 30% 0% 30% 40% 0%
Nausea 58.3% 25% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Dizziness 52.9% 5.9% 17.6% 23.5% 0%
Insomnia 30% 20% 20% 10% 20%
Allergic Reaction 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 40% 10% 40% 0% 10%
Diarrhea 58.8% 23.5% 5.9% 11.8% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Diamox Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 60% 20% 0% 0% 20%
Language Problems 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 80% 0% 10% 10% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Eyes 85.7% 0% 0% 0% 14.3%
Delayed Wound Healing 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Ulcer 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Bruising 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
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Episodes since taking Diamox
Since taking Diamox Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 5.4%
Hospitalization 5.4%
Seizure 1.8%
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User Comments about Diamox
24 Sep 2013 hello my girlfriend was psudotumor diasnosticada in April, since constant change much and I can not encourage touching I can not be around her. to the point of breaking our relationship. all this since I started with acetazolamide, I comment that he believed all these rafters was what side effects does not accept and walked away more about me believe me I'm wrong? alguie has been there need help
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27 Aug 2013 i have had a very bad issue with insomnia
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05 Mar 2012 I feel like an outcast. I can't even walk without my feet feeling like razors. Everything goes numb. Hands tingling. I even have a stutter. It gets worse when I have a Headache. I have lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks. Lack of want for food. I am taking amulti vitamin That is helping along with 3 other medications. This just happened. I am 30. Healthy and strong until now. Now I have glasses and increased intracranial pressure From something in my spine. They haven't really gave me all the answers. I guess this medicine is better than alternatives if you are strong minded enough To get passed all the side effects.
   —Posted by Lauren
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06 Mar 2012 See that's just it. I am a whole foods kind of person. No salt. Other spices. Raw fruits and veggies. Lots of bananas and I love v8. I had a two week stay in the hospital. Because of seizures Due to this. They were giving me potassium and magnesium. So my question is Do you know of any alternatives to this medicine? If so I would really like to know. I don't want to take this stuff 2 years from now. Due to increased spinal fluid from my spine.
   —Posted by Lauren
05 Mar 2012 For tingliness watch two things: 1. That you are drinking enough water, and 2. That you have enough potassium (think OJ, bananas, V8 juice, almond milk) and if it continues you may have to take a potassium supplement (prescription only!). I'm on one. Diamox can be a saving grace for some, but hell for others. Keep an eye on your side effects and feel better. You are not alone. I'm having a bit of pain right now. Check out dailystrength.org - they have an awesome support group under the title "pseudotumor cerebri" that helped me a lot when I was 1st diagnosed (2009).
   —Posted by Nicole Rivera
10 Jul 2010 So far after taking just 3 doses I do not really like the medication. It makes me feel really strange. I get dizzy and lightheaded. I take this drug because I have pressure headaches (idiopathic intercranial hypertension) I have had this condition before when I was a teenager and now as an adult I have it again. Hope this drug works have been dealing with this since Feb of 210 and it is now July.
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26 Jun 2010 Taking diamox for IIH. Along with the diamox and losing weight, my eye pressure has gone down and my field vision is better, still have a blurry spot in vision due to nerve damage. Swollen eye disc has reduced and no hemmoraging now in optic nerves. I have experienced mild to severe tingling and stabbing pains in hands/feet and now taking Potassium pill, since I'm pre-diabetic and can't eat a banana each day as recommended by Dr. Potassium levels look good and the direction is one of healing. I'm experiencing severe leg cramps at night. Not sure what to do for these as they are really, really bad. We've had severe heat (110 heat index & humidity) and not drinking enough water could possibly be an issue? I'm working on that! Anyone have suggestions on what to do about leg cramps?
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