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Myasthenia Gravis
Depression - Teen
Overall, 90% (902 Members) find Mestinon helpful

Mestinon Reviews

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Just starting, working great so far.
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Started on 90mg 4 times per day. Gradually reduced and now I'm on 60mg 2 times per day. Working great.
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3-180mg Timespan and 4-90mg immediate release daily Have been on this Mestinon dose for about a year and a half. Sometime w IVIG I will come down from 90 to 60
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I am on 60mg 3 times a day. It worked with minimal side effects.
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so far so good I do experience some some mild cramps from taking the medication but that is a side effect
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No longer taking.
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haven't taken in while
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Use as needed to catch symptoms before they get too bad.
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Taking lots of it, but it works on symptoms. Upsets my stomach tho.
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I think so. I don't think I take it often enough
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  1. Discussion: Mestinon
    Mestinon is the most effective treatment for the symptoms of MG. While everyone is unique, in general, very few of the potential side effects are expe... [More]
  2. Discussion: Mestinon
    I understand. Finding out that you have MG is overwhelming. Stay close to this group. Ask a lot of questions, and be your own advocate. Eat a sm... [More]
  3. Discussion: Mestinon
    Hi GrecoGirl, Welcome to our wonderful group. I've been on only Mestinon for 2.5 years, first at 60mgx3 and then 60x4 for just over a year. I am s... [More]
  4. Discussion: MESTINON
    Every MG patient requires individual dosing with Mestinon. The goal is to find the lowest "effective" dose. Mestinon has many side effects t... [More]
  5. 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]