Okay, I took a week off the Diamox and the finger spasms didn’t recur, so I’m going to try again. I remembered I hadn’t had my banana that day (for the potassium) so that could have had something to do with it. The opthalmologist had recommend I have a banana EVERY day.
I have to say, once I’d stopped taking Diamox, I did notice the tinnitus more, also the top of head (vertex) discomfort was there again on a morning, as was the pulsing sound and the throbbing image. So, I’ve got to give it a chance I just need to get the other aspects balanced.
As I say, I’m going to try again but only half of the original dose, so now I’ll be taking 31.25mg or thereabouts (very hard to cut the pills exact!), to see if I can tolerate this and get some improvement. I’m also going to REMEMBER MY BANANA and ALSO get my Potassium, CO2 and Calcium checked when my doc’s back off holiday. (Although I take Vit D and Calcium every day, so I doubt this will be out).
I wonder if the finger spasms are connected with taking Diamox in combination with one or more of the other deficiencies I’m suffering from (see the end of the list below)
Head & Neck Injury (June 2002); Mild Concussion; Post Concussion Syndrome; Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS); Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction; Mild Radiculopathy & Small Fibre Neuropathy (right leg & foot resp.); Partially Empty Sella Oct 2002 (worse by Oct 2004); Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD); 3mm Cerebellar Ectopia (Chiari 0); Cranio-cervical Instability (CCI) with Posterior Gliding (PG) & Cranial Settling (CS); Brain Compression; Retroflexed Odontoid; Stretched/Elongated Brainstem; Ehlers Danlos (EDS) type 111; Osteoarthritis; Arrhythmias (Bigeminy and Trigeminy). . . and now Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Mineral (Mg,Mn,Cu,Zn,Selenium), CoEnzymeQ10 & Vitamin (C,D,B3,B12) Deficiencies!