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Diamox and kidney infection ? I had chiari decompression surgery and duraplasty 7 months ago. Still have persisting nausea, vertigo, tachycardia, and chronic pain and rock hard muscles in neck and shoulders. Had to dropout of graduate school only 4 classes from getting my advanced degree. My MRI from two weeks shows no more chiari and good CSF flow. No neurologists will prescribe Diamox because they say I am no longer compressed yet they cannot tell me why I still have nausea, vertigo, and chronic pain. Will try sleeping with a collar for that. Want to try Diamox but took diruetics a year ago for water weight gain and two days later got a severe kidney infection that the doc’s at ER said was caused by the over the counter diruetcs I took according to directions on package. I’m afraid to take Diamox due to this. Is Diamox different or better in regards to kidney infection than over the counter diuretics ? Thank you !
Diamox is a mild diuretic (I’m not sure if it is stronger or milder than the OTC diuretics you took). If you would like to try Diamox to see if you are suffering from high intracranial pressure, you will want to stay hydrated, certainly. Weighing risks and benefits can be tough, I get that. I *wish* we had other good options for high intracranial pressure! :/
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