I have chiari and IIH. I was diagnosed in 2019. I had symptoms for 5 years years before diagnosis. In 2019 I was out on diamox. Which has worked. I had an MRI and it appears my herniation has gotten worse to 12mm. Up until a month ago I was symptom free. I have recently started having some dizziness and blurry vision on and off. They say my only option is surgery. My question is will that really help? Is there anything else to try before surgery? I am 29 and have an 8 year old. I have seen the stories of people constantly in and out of surgery. I don't want that nor do I want my son's memories to be of me having surgeries and going through recoveries.