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I don't know what is going on with me, I feel as if my entire nervous system has been attacked, I have never felt this way before.... It feels as if it is coming straight from my brain and affecting my entire body.... Please help! I don't know what Chiari does to the nervous system. It feels as if vibrations are going through my body and it scares me. I don't know if it's nerves or what.... But the hospitals can't find anything wrong, is this a neurological problem and does it have to do with Chiari?

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Hi...chiari can put pressure on the brain stem as the herniation can compress the BS and  if u have  a CSF blockage it can also add pressure.

The Brain stem is the control center for all our nerves...so when it is  affected, sooooooooo many of our functions r as well.

I had the vibrations after the surgery and was told that was my body healing...it was a strange sensation...valium were RX'd  to help with it.

"selma"
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Hi

So sorry you are going through this at the moment.   I too have these awful sensations that go through my body, have happened alot but does come and go.  Having them again at the moment and thay are driving me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It keeps me awake for most of the night and I want to rip the right hand side of my body off!!!!!  Hang in there and keep us posted.  This forum is fab and wow Selma is just amazing with her Chiari knowledge.  I am on the journey at the moment having been tested for the past 2 years for MS.  Have now been told I have swelling on brain, Chairi??? they think but am now awaiting tests to confirm.  but have been told it not MS.

Stay strong
Niki
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I know it is a scary and unpleasant feeling, but it is one that has been reported with CM. I have had constant tremors and vibrations for over a year now...I am so used to it that I only notice it when it gets worse (after doing something that exhausts me).

When I had an EMG...though most of it was normal...it was noted that I had "tremulousness firing patterns of all muscles" so in other words..my muscles are firing constantly and causing a tremor like state. With Chiari, I think one effect is that the damage to the nerves can cause them to become overexcited.

No one could outwardly see the tremors until I had the EMG..so don't feel bad, they probably wouldn't be able to notice..to me, it has always been really internal.

Try to relax and take a deep breath!
Carolyn
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Thank you for your support..it feels sooo good to know that I am not alone in this and there are pople that understand...The one thing that confused me was that I already had the surgery and I thought things would get better...

Have appoint with Dr Di at the Cleveland Clinic Sept 9th and scared he may find some CSF blockage.... you know Chiari has really changed my life going from an upbeat entergetic person...to some one that has to slow down now it's a real adjustment.

Thanks for the Support
Tatiana
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I get buzzing in my right upper leg...kept thinking I had my phone was vibrating, but my phone wasn't in my pocket.  Very odd feeling.
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And I should've added--I had limited CSF flow but no syrinyx/other complications--just plain ol' CM.  No sure that makes you feel better or not, but seems to be typical.
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I am sympathetic to what you are saying...I felt that way after surgery too. After contemplating for awhile, I realized that a lot of things did get better for me since surgery but not to the extent I would like. It is a hard thing to realize and that's why we try to caution those going in for surgery, that it isn't a cure but a means to stop progression. In fact, when I saw my NS at my 6 month follow up and I voiced all my concerns and that I was still having issues...he once again reminded me of that fact. As well, he told me it can take up to two years to see the full effect (I can't remember how long it's been for you, sorry!)

I get days of that buzzing and vibrating and then it will settle down for a few days.  I feel it is definitely Chiari related and has a lot to do with overactive nerves resulting from damage.

I am glad you are going back to your Dr. to get it checked out. Try to relax...I know that's hard...

Good luck
Carolyn
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