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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Fingernail: I've been suffering from onychomycosis on my fingernails for good 4 years. Sadly, in first 3 years, we tried alternative medications, creams etc. which didn't help. Finally, I went to another doctor and she prescribed me Lamisil after running blood tests.
My nails have massively improved since early this year. My fingernail which was 90% covered in dead tissue is now only at about 20%, and it actually makes me feel better about myself because it's got so better I don't have to hide my fingers anymore.
Before using Lamisil, I've been using Loceryl for about a few months and even now, whilst using Lamisil, I use Loceryl from time to time.
Side effect: loss of appetite in last few weeks. Food isn't as appealing to me anymore.
Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I'm currently taking this for toe nail fungus, bare in mind my case is relatively minor compared to many I've seen. I had hoped to see some kind of results after a month because mine is just a small area on both big toes only, and read it may take a couple months to see a noticeable difference in major cases. It's been 2 months and NOTHING has improved and the small spot area's haven't budged. Not one tiny bit at all! I have SLE to which makes it riskier to take. I've got one more month left and seriously doubting it will clear me up by then. Luckily I've had no side affects that other's are claiming, just makes my lupus cause more feverish spells.
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: This is the second medication I've been on for ny toenail the first was when I was 20 for 6 months it started with a Z ( ithink) and it worked I'm now 24 and my toe nail fungus came back?!! Idk why? So I started taking lamisil just over 3 months ago (got the no tastebuds and felt lethargic) but after all that NOTHInG so far the only thing that worked on me was the side effects, maybe there's been a slight improvement but I'm just not sure as the difference is miniscule. So I'm hoping it takes a bit longer to kick in cos no waaaay am I taking more medication for this! so has anyone else had to wait longer than 3 months for results?
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I noticed when I was 18 and having my son that my big toe on my left foot had a fungus on it. It is the only toe that has anything wrong with it. I started taking the medication when I was 21 but after reading the side effects I opted to stop taking it. Three months ago I went to the doctor and she noticed the fungus and prescribed me the Lamisil! I am so very happy that I stuck with it because the nail is growing in clear and when I cut my nails its like powder. I can not believe that I didn't continue with it when I was younger and I can not wait to see my toe normal again. The only side effects that I had were there was a bad taste in my mouth and food tasted very gross and bland not matter how much "doctoring" I did. Very Happy!
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I can't say the vast amount of side effects experienced by a lot people stopped me from trying this. I wasn't aware of it, then again, it was not something I brought up with my doctor. I had really bad toe nail fungus on all toes since I was 18. I am 33 now and figured I'd give it a go. First week I had a real bad headache that would not go away, even when I took Advil. After the first week I craved sugar like a maniac and gained 25lbs for it.That's about it. My doctor would not prescribe me the next doses until she received my liver panel. I didn't have any serious side affects and if I did, it wouldn't matter after I saw my clean nails in so long.They are slow to grow back once off the meds.Sorry it didn't work for some.
Review by Carollyn22 (taken for less than 1 month):
Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I took Lamisil for 4 weeks. I am a Registered Nurse and I didn't realize that the medication could affect my taste. This is definitely the worst side effect that I have ever experienced with any medication. The change in taste almost happened overnight. All of a sudden everything tasted like motor oil. I have been off the medication for 7 days and I am unable to eat. I pray that I regain my sense of taste.
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I wish I would have tried this many years ago! After many topical medications, this is the only thing that has worked. On month 3 of taking it and my nails are looking great. Had mild dizziness for the first week, but no side effects since. Would highly recommend giving this a try!
Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: This pill works wonders. It's been a couple of weeks and I can definitely see significant improvement in the overall health of my nails! I would recommend this given that liver functions are normal before taking this.
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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I have dealt with athletes foot for at least 18 years. I dealt with the itching, scaling, thick skin, odor, and yes thick, brownish, ingrown toenails. I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of it. I even tried the home remedies like soaking your feet in Apple cider vinegar or using Vicks vapor rub on the nails. If I accomplished anything with any of these "remedies", it was pretty much just to keep the fungus at bay. No better, no worse. So I finally decided to do something about it and try Lamisl tablets. Started in Oct/2012 and finished in Dec/2012. Its now June/2013 and my nails look 10 times better. The thick, brownish color is gone. No ingrown nails. I can wear sandals now!!
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terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: Been On terbinafine For 30 Days And The Results Are Impressive. I'm 37 Years Old and have had toe nail infection since I was 16. Never wanted to take this for fear of liver damage. I check my liver every 30 Days, so far I'm in perfect health and can see a new nail growing. The Big Toes Are In Very Bad Condition But I See Progress. Its Only Been 30 Days But I Started To See Results Within 2 Weeks. After 21 Years Of Hiding My Toes I'm Very Happy To See Them Looking Better.
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terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I had a toenail fungus and started taking this medication. I've been on it for almost 3 months. Some of the nail on the big toe came off, which I think is good. My blood work has been fine and I've had no bad side effects. So it works.
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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I have struggled with athletes foot and toe nail fungus since I was a young child. I am 40 years old now and I started a 90 day treatment of Lamisil tablets. My experience was life changing. I didn't have ANY bad side effects. I had GOOD effects of clearing up that nightmare that I suffered from for most of my life. I never wore sandals or walked around barefoot because I was embarrassed. Now my feet look normal. I started seeing results and feeling better within a month. The itching and burning went away. The second month I could see my nails changing color from black to clear. I started taking my pills at the end of October 2012 and finished in the middle of January 2013, it is April now, and my nails are completely clear.
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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I've been on Terbinafine for almost a month. I haven't noticed any results yet, but haven't really looked because I didn't think it worked that fast. I've recently developed queasiness at times and lethargy. Which could be from a variety of sources. Not sure. I have not experienced any side effects other than those. I'm hoping I lose my taste for foods. I'm hoping it causes weight loss. My luck, I'll be one that doesn't suffer that. I have no doubt this will work, which is why I gave it the highest score already. I'll report back in a few months.
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I've had toenail fungus for as long as I can remember. I've never worn sandals, embarrassed to show my feet around my own family. Also very bad ringworm, so no bathing suites or swimming either. I've been taking terbinafine for about 3 months and my toenails are starting to grow out healthy at the base, it's going to take a while longer I guess, hopefully in time for summer! The ringworm disappeared within a few weeks! No side effects to speak of. And my blood work is all good.
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terbinafine for Tinea Pedis: I used this on a tinea problem on my eleven year old. Initially it was extremely itchy, and I thought he was just being wimpy (shame on me as a parent), as he later developed a strong case of hives on the legs, which was exacerbated by swimming at a swimming pool. A strong red rash and hives resulted, before settling. He took an antihistamine tablet, with no further problems since.
Review by 28 year old male, active, vegeterian (taken for 1 to 6 months):
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I have been taking it for 3 weeks without no side effects. Here are some things I did to minimize the side effects:
Super hydrated, drank 3-4 liters of herbal tea throughout day. I normally drink a lot of water. It's an excellent way to flush your liver and kidneys. Good luck!
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terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I have had toenail fungal infection for a long time. I have been taking this medicine for over a year and a half. It got better and finally grew to the end but is still thick and yellow, however it is now clear on about 1/3 of my big nail now. Doctor said keep taking, must have had a bad infection with it. Not sure why my nails take so long to grow out. Liver still great.
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terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: Both of my big toenails and pinky toenails were really bad. You couldn't even recognize that my pinky toes had toenails. My big toenails were yellowish and crusty. I started taking Terbinafine back in the end of July and now almost 4 months later I would say both my big toenails are about 75-80% better. As for my little toenails there has been improvement but not as much as the big toes. I would say 40-50% for the little toenails. All said and done though I must admit I am glad I took this medicine. Works great and I can't wait for the full results! As for the side effects I was one of the lucky ones that had no side effects.
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Review by So far, so good (taken for less than 1 month):
Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I just started three weeks ago so it's too early to report results, but I wanted to post that the whole taste thing did not happen to me. And there are other meds such as certain antibiotics that mess up my taste, so it's not like I'm immune or not sensitive to it. I'm sure the people that are posting about it do have this issue, but my advice is to not think about the taste issue.
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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Fingernail: I am a healthy 25 year old male, I cannot remember my toenails NOT having fungus. I lived through the embarassment seemingly my whole life, but once my thumbnail became infected to the point where it was practically gone, I had to do anything to treat it.
Doctor suggested I take Lamisil, I think he said it has like a 50% chance of working. I was very nervous after reading reviews, but it also helps that I never drink alcohol. Took it Dec.'11 until March '12, had one liver panel done (normal result). I believe by April my thumbnail was 100% healthy and now (9/12) my toenails are 99% healthy, thank you. Only side effect I noticed wasn't bad, just my farts/stool smelled metallic. I say give it a shot, you can always stop taking it.
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Review by MariaHoffman77 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I am repeating this because I know from Past experience how well it works. Back in 2002 I'd taken the medication, noticed that my stomach burned almost every night since I took it at night and other than that, 10 months later, I had new beautiful WONDERFUL NAILS! No more going to the Nail Shop to put acrylics on my big toes. I noticed that my big toe and little toes have MILD thickness and well I'm repeating the dose. I know that I will have SATISFYING RESULTS!
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Review by Deanna.Callerame (taken for 1 to 6 months):
terbinafine for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I am 15, and I read many reviews of this medication. To be honest, I was scared. However, it has been about a month and a half and I only have about 30 more pills to go. I have gotten absolutely NO side effects. I believe that this pill is working, because my nails are beginning to look healthier. 2 months after taking all of the pills my nails will be completely healed. My doctor said that he has never prescribed this medication to a 15 year old, and it was a success. I would recommend this medication, because I know it raised my self esteem a ton. I hope this helps.
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I recently started using this medication prescribed to me from my doctor and the first week of taking it was not so bad but I did have headache, nausea and leg aches. After the first week I felt great and I'm already seeing results. I'm so happy with this medication. I love it!
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