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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
771
90%
Depression - Teen
1
100%
Overall, 90% (772 Members) find Mestinon helpful
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Mestinon Reviews

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Stuff works but, stomach aches have not subsided.
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Helps with strength but causes some twitching and dizzyness.
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Mestinon is wonderful. Take a few each day to keep me going. no side effects, been taking for 20 years.
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good and bad. Not enough to straighten out my vision, but without, I have chewing and swallowing problems
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I use this medicine when I go into crisis. I can't take much because it upsets my stomach very much
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It works on muscle strength but how I hate all the stomach side effects
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Made me sick
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Rough side effects
Working / Worked
I started Mestinon really slow and didnt realize it was working until I noticed I never fell anymore. But I got up to a higher dose and now the difference is unmistakable. I get overall fatigue and pain but I dont get weak anymore nearly as often and I can do things I long since stopped being able to do.
Working / Worked
I have been using mestinon for years. I have alot of GI problems with it, and i'm taken more than ever before.
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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]