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Acetazolamide And Iih
Lower eye pressure: These are standard treatments for glaucoma - a condition in which the internal pressure of the eye is high enough to risk the vision. If you are getting these (or know someone who is getting them) then an eye doctor (hopefully a real one termed ophthalmologist) has seen you, determined the condition is present, and prescribed these effective agents to protect your eyesight. ...Read more
Have pseudotumor cerebri and chiari malformation with vp shunt. Why do I feel pressure in head and have periodic blurry vision?
Complex-have checked: Your symptoms may be related to your condition but definitely merit some evaluation. Atypical pressure or blurriness of vision may be signs of more significant changes. Visit your ophthalmologist, neurologist, and/or neurosurgeon for a complete assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brief Summary: This is a sulfa medicine and mild diuretic. Normally start 12-24 hours ahead of time. Causes tingling limbs, change in taste, ; can cause blurred vision and dry mouth with other rarer side effects. Works best as preventative. Higher dose needed to treat once have mountain sickness. If ill with significant altitude sickness, go down to lower altitude or risk serious illness and possible death. ...Read more
Lowers pressure: Diamox (acetazolamide) is a terrific agent for lowering the internal pressure of the eye. This will only have an effect on the vision if over the long run the vision would have been threatened by elevated pressure when Diamox (acetazolamide) could have normalized it. In the short run, no effects will be symptomatic. ...Read more
Diamox (acetazolamide): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/diamox-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Get evaluated: All cases of vertigo, especially thise of new onset and those in patients with stroke risk factors such as hypertension, should be evaluated at least once to be sure there is no vascular cause. Vascular causes of vertigo are usually associated with other symptoms such as slurred speech or clumsiness. ...Read more
MRI showed Non-spec narrowing of dural venous. I've got IIH symptoms of tinnitus/neausea/headache,vision loss. OponLP is low but done while on diamox (acetazolamide)?
Alternate diagnosis.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22644164. Sinus venous stenosis-associated IIH is much more prevalent than believed in the general population & can run without symptoms or signs of raised intracranial pressure in most of individuals affected; also, sinus venous stenosis is a very sensitive, specific, common, & modifiable predictor of IIH & chronic headaches. ...Read more
Which treatment is more tolerable in terms of side effects for Pseudotumour cerebri? Diamox (acetazolamide) or topiramate? Which is best??
Can one have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension& have normal LP opening CSF pressure? If severe headache, pain behind eyes and pulsatile tinnitus?
Not unless you are..: .....comfortable with violating the very DEFINTION OF THE DISEASE process. The whole reason it's called IIH is because some people's opening pressures are so high the column of CSF can squirt from the tube. I know cuz i've seen it happen. If you'd like more information or advice on this let's set up a 1-1 appt.: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
Probably not: Not likely in my experience. Your ophthalmologist can examine your eyes to confirm this. ...Read more
Im taking Trileptal for tinnitus& hyperacusis &recently started Topamax (topiramate) for migraines.Is it true that trileptal reduces amount of topamax (topiramate) in system?
How does the combination of lisinopril (an acei) and hydrochlorthiazide (a diuretic) act to lower blood pressure?
Can't lower 1, 000 mg daily acetazolamide despite acidosis due to pseudotumor cerebri / chiari i & lack of insurance for shunt. Suggestions?
CONSIDER GYCEROL: Although glycerol is not commonly used, may be an alternative choice if minimal GI rxtns. Another approach is serial lumbar punctures to remove regular amounts of spinal fluid. ...Read more
I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, taking diamox (acetazolamide). How can I help relieve the pressure naturally? Herbs, foods, drinks, meds?
Weight loss: I am not sure if herbals exist out there to fight pseudotumor. However, given the high association with obesity, weight loss is thought to help significantly. Also, all patients with the diagnosis of "pseudotumor" should get an MRI to look at the veins draining the brain to make sure a blockage isn't causing the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Fundamentals include gradual ascent, graded exercise, prevention of dehydration, avoidance of alcohol and prompt recognition of symptoms. Acetazolamide (diamox) is the cornerstone of phrmacotherapy for prevention, but Dexamethasone is often used in treatment of acute illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?
Blood levels: Acetazolamide (a) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. A does this by interfering with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) reabsorption in the kidneys, thereby reacidifying the blood – hence alkalyzing the urine. The physician wants to monitor how the co2 levels in the blood are to see if changes in the dose of a are needed. ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri diagnosis aug 2012. My headaches have once a month at most, take ibuprofen and 1000mg/day diamox (acetazolamide). Quality of life decreased need help?
Need More Info: Need more information. Your current headaches may be unrelated to pseudotumor; need to be examined by a physician to see if there is papiledema. If so, then other therapies will need to be considered. ...Read more