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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is there a better combination for ptc instead of diamox, topamax, and keppra (levetiracetam)? and r we close to a cure?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Pseudotumor cerebri: PC is also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, meaning that we don't know the underlying cause. Research is underway. One risk factor is obesity. Medications include glaucoma drugs, diuretics, and migraine medications. Some surgeries can be considered. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000351.htm
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 31 years experience
We have the cure: There is no cure, & we know the cure. Obesity is the major risk factor for PTC. Only 1 of my PTC pts has not been obese and her weight has to stay below 138 lb or the headaches come back. The arachnoid villi that reabsorb the CSF normalize when weight is lost; the abnormality appears in obesity. So for the foreseeable future, the "cure" for PTC will be weight loss.
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Last updated May 21, 2016


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