About Me: Female, 32, Framingham, MA, member since Sep 2010
Health law attorney in the Boston area, with the best husband in the world :) Diagnosed with Chiari I malformation as a teen in the late '90s, but told the malformation had nothing to do with my recurrent migraines and dizzy spells. Managed through life with varying l
[More]evels of symptoms until June of 2010, when a simple stomach bug set off a more rapid progression of my Chiari. What was diagnosed as a 2mm chiari was now diagnosed as a 6mm chiari. After 18 months of trial and error with various tests, medications and other treatments, not to mention numerous doctors, my neurosurgeon recommended surgery for what was then an 8mm chiari. Decompressed 1/17/2012.
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