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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Myasthenia Gravis
790
90%
Depression - Teen
1
100%
Overall, 90% (791 Members) find Mestinon helpful
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Mestinon Reviews

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I think it is helping
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Don't know if this is causing more of the nausea or the Cellcept.
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it has been helpful, but increases body heat.
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It works for me, but notice when it's time for the next dosage. I take 20 mg every 8 hrs, and a time release capsule of 120 mg at bedtime. This helps for getting me moving in the morning instead of not having any energy to get moving out of bed.
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Couldn't live with out it.
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Works, but could be better.
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It's working. Side effects: runaway twitching occasionally, stomach upset if not taken with food, one episode (so far) of extremely painful stomach cramping when I first moved up to 60 mg.
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I guess its working, my lighter symptoms have seemed to get better but my more major symptoms still persist.
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Just started. It has helped somewhat.
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Works pretty well. First drug I took and continue to use currently.
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Discussions

  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]