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Pyridostigmine is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. It also has a military use as a nerve gas antidote (it has been used in particular during the first Gulf War). more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Myasthenia Gravis
850
90%
Depression - Teen
1
100%
Overall, 90% (851 Members) find Mestinon helpful
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Mestinon Reviews

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worked really well for the the first 6-8 weeks, then plateaued and leveled out somewhat.
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Effect is variable. Most times works pretty well. Minimal side effects.
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Does work on pain and help with the nerve connecting to muscle movement
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Only relieved double vision. I was hoping to see energy levels improve.
Works best on neck muscles, double vision, and eyelid drooping, and swallowing. Not so much with breathing and general strength.
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Nothing is obvious that it does any good but I still take it even though I have stomach problems with it.
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Great response with this medication.
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working all the time right now, this is my wonder drug
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It works enough
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The neurologist started me on 30 mg of Mestinon twice a day; he recently increased it to three times a day. I have relief in all of my symptoms except the extreme fatigue that demands 10 hours of sleep, which I can rarely get. I am having a horrible gas problem from the Mestinon. Somedays, I use Gas X and other days I try chewing fennel seeds.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Mestinon
    I have been diagnosed for 2years. Biggest problems are weakness in legs double vision and fatigue. Mestinon does nothing. I'm on 20mg prednisone and 1... [More]
  2. Discussion: mestinon
    Not water. AIR! They dicked around with my mestinon in hospital on discaharge day! I am going to Samar a MG coalition or whatever to allow us to co... [More]
  3. Discussion: mestinon
    Maybe I care too much.....maybe I get too involved.....but anyone here who believes they have MG and are not on mestinon are depriving themselves of... [More]
  4. Discussion: Mestinon
    Thanks Marie, I will add this to our Link's Group under the discussion "Mestinon." The second article is also a good overview of treatment... [More]
  5. Discussion: Mestinon
    I see so many of you discuss Mestinon. What class of med is it? Does it have a lot of side effects? Is it prescribed freely or is it more of a last re... [More]