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Aug 09, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 8
Hi & welcome :) The lightheaded feeling is something most of us deal with. Surgery depends on many things. First you will need to get a flow study, this will show any obstruction of CSF, this can lead to Syringomyelia. A full spine MRI to find other related problems such as Disk Degeneration, Tethered Cord and Syringomyelia. The Neurosurgeon will look...
Aug 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 4
I hope and pray that you have a safe surgery and that you have a fast and painless recovery
Aug 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 9
Hi and welcome :) When I first had problems it was Vertigo, that is why I went to see my GP. My GP thought it was an inner ear problem but when it did not get better he sent me to a ENT. The ENT did not do any investigations at first but thought I had Ménière's disease. He put me on Serc. Nothing changed over a year and a half I got steadily worse. Ev...
Aug 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 4
Thanks. Do you know if this is Chiari related?
Aug 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 4
I think this is a neuro issue as well, I will talk to my GP and ask about the Swallow study. I was thinking of getting an antihistamine because my ears and sinius are blocked up. It is, I get a bit panicky when it dose not go down. I will be going over in the Morning and will have a chat with him about this. Thanks Selma, I appreciate your feedbac...
Aug 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 4
For the past few weeks I have noticed food dose not go down easy when I try to swallow, it usually gets stuck at the level of my Adams apple, I can wash it down with water but it is a worry and embarrassing when eating out. I have problems as well with dry mouth caused by medications (Lyrica & amitriptyline) I chew my food well and drink lots of water.I ...
Aug 06, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 10
There is another post on this topic :) I cand give you any advice as I have not experienced anything like that other than if the pain continues or gets any worse contact your doctor, GP or NS but idealy your NS would be best I hope and pray you feel better soon
Aug 06, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 10
I have not had surgery so I am not going to be much help. I would say if the HA persist you should contact your GP or NS/NL. Stay off the computer and get some rest. Sorry I cant add to the excellent advice from others here. I hope and pray you feel better soon.
Aug 05, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 20
No, AM goes because of her diabetes. Chiropodists and podiatrists: deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries. lol no worries. It has some of the characteristics of klippel feil syndrome witch is also related to CM but I have never been...
Aug 05, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 20
It is hard to know what to do. Maybe a trip to a chiropodist might be of a way to go. Yes I was thinking EDS would have it own problems, Frustrating! I have congenital fused vertebra, C6 > T2