My doctor initially prescribed 30mg of pyridostigmine 4/day. He has increased it to 90mg 4/day over a period of 3 weeks. I am essentially getting no relief from the persistent double vision. I balk at taking prednisone because it dramatically increases my blood sugar. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I have been treated for myasthenia gravis since 1992, but without the added problem of high blood sugar.. I am presently taking 60mg pyridostigmine 4/day along with 10mg prednisone daily. The double vision is still bothersome but not nearly as serious as when it first started. I have more or less learned to live with it, and lead a fairly normal life - at 76 years old!
I have been treated for MG since 2009. I am currently 58 YO. My condition did not respond to pyridostigmine well. I ended up going to Prednisone for a year and now am on Mycophenolate (AKA CellCept). My symptoms were similar to yours, but it progressed to my neck and tongue before it was all over.
I do not have blood sugar problems, so I cannot speak to that portion.
My condition is more or less in remission, but I still take 500 mg of Mycophenolate once daily.
- Pyridostigmine Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Pyridostigmine (detailed)
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