I am a 35 year old woman who discovered 12 years ago that i had Arnold Chiari Malformation, I was pregnant at the time and went through the pregnancy to have a baby boy, I had a Foramen Magnum Decompression and everything seemed fine, I then went home to recover.
Whilst at home i began to get a severe headach which just kept getting worse, I went back to the hospital where i had 3 x respiratory failure and was then taken for an operation to releive pressure (burr holes were drilled, i think thats how to spell it!) after recovering in hospital for some considerable time i went home.
My question is that i don't feel that i have ever totally recovered, I still have the headaches on and off, sand have noticed that things like coughing and sneezing give me a sharp pain in my head, I have also noticed that when i yawn or stretch i feel extremely light headed and dizzy, i also begin to get hazy white vision and feel like i could pass out.
Can you please tell me what could be the cause of this, is it normal, symptoms of surgery or the Arnold Chiari itself not totally gone?
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