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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

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Overall, 90% (829 Members) find Mestinon helpful

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For the first week on Mestinon, I had diarrhea but my neurologist recommended that i ate when i took the pills and since then i haven't had any side effects. Now, i am able to take the pills without eating and I don't have nay side effects.
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Mestinon has helped general weakness, ptosis, and most of the vertical diplopia.
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Mestinon 60mg PO TID; adjusted to my individual case. Side effects are minimal after a month of therapy.
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Initially worked like a miracle; now not so much
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tummy hurts when taken without food. body is becoming resisted after 6 yrs on it. 120mg - 4x a day
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Seems to work fine, side effects when dosage is increased until the body adjusts.
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It helps with muscle fatigue, but not with double vision. Side effects have been mainly gastro-intestinal issues, such as stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. I have been taking Mestinon Timespan 180 mg. twice a day for the past three years. My symptoms are now on the rise so I am considering adding Presnisone.
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Works, no side effects
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It works great when I take it but once it starts wearing off I can feel it. Especially if I am doing something physical.
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120 mg every 4 hours. I'm a newbie, seems to be doing its thing :-)
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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. Discussion: Mestinon
    It can make you kinda sweaty. It also can upset your stomach and give you diarrhea. Or as I like to call it, "The Mestinon Boogie!" :) I thi... [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]