I’ve tried Diamox several times (my body usually reacts to medication to I’m cautious) but it hasn’t improved my chronic head, neck and shoulder pain. I wonder whether there is anything I could do to improve results (I’ve checked bloods). So far, I’ve tried half a tablet at night and a further half in the morning but it’s resulted in visual disturbances (flashing lights) and a feeling of nausea.
My symptoms all started three years ago after a minor head injury. MRI shows a Chiari 0 which everyone dismisses as not relevant but this has been life-changing for me and I recognise most of the symptoms in Dr Diana’s book. I had minor symptoms before like racing heart and gastro problems but didn’t realise how relevant they were because nearly all the women in my family said “Oh I get that too” so you think it’s normal!
Your advice would be appreciated. Is my cautious approach the reason and should I take a higher dose if no improvement with half a tablet or is it likely that I have cranial/cervical instability? I can load scans if anyone is interested/qualified to diagnose this.