yes i live in leicestershire am 35years old and was only found to have a chiari malformation aug 2009 so it all new to me :) would love to get in touch with a person in the uk rather then trying to find info all over the web as i still trying to learn about it please feel free to get intouch so we can chat some more
HI and welcome to the Chiari forum.
I hope u both continue to share ur experiences here with us and I hope we r able to offer u the info u seek.
I can also appreciate wanting to talk to someone closer to home : )
My name is Johanna Briscoe and I was diagnosed last week with Chiari Malformations Type 1. I am having the sqme problem locatin anyone who suffers with this condition in the UK. I am from Totenham in London. I have just set up a blog to track my journey and raise more awareness in he UK.
Please get in touch it would be great to talk to someone in the same boat.
Hi I saw you are looking to meet others with chiari in the uk. I am holding an awareness walk in portsmouth on 3rd October 2010. If your interested please email me.
Also check out facebook chiari uk
and chiari.co.uk forums page
Hi like you all I live in uk in the cheshire area of the north west, I on this journey like you all are.
This site is an amazing place stick around post your worries and concerns you will be amazed at how much help and advice you get.
Hi all i live in warrington,cheshire i to have just been diagnosed with chiari, its a scary thing as i know nothing about it really. I go see the neurologists on the 18th july to discuss it all.
Hi I live in bexley in Kent and its good to know of people in the UK that I can relate to...
From the North West, going to uni in Yorkshire. Been diagnosed and offered the surgery in the town where i go to uni but wanted it at home and now got an appointment with a specialist in Liverpool on the 12th. I definitely didnt see this diagnosis coming when i went to the doctors originally :) never even heard of it
Hi Im from the Northwest Cheshire I got diagnosed at xmas with Chiari still trying to fight my diagnoses to see if my RA has anything to do with the symptoms I hope we all get our answers soon
Hi I'm from Hertfordshire and I was diagnosed in January of this year - it was quite a shock! A lot of the information on chiari seems to originate from the US so it's nice to know there are people in the UK too :)
This years chiari meet up is on the 3rd of june 2012. Everyone welcome check out chiari walk 2012 on facebook. The meet up is a fun social event with a childrens entertainer. A great chance to chat to chat to others with chiari, share experiences and offer support. Please come along and make a difference. xxx
Hi Astra I'm from Co Armagh N Ireland and agree 150% with what you say no-one knows anything so v v frustrating
I have just moved to Birstall in Leicester, I suffer from Scoliosis and have been diagnosed with Chiari within the past 5 years, I thought it was depression and find it so hard to tell people how I'm feeling.
Would be great to talk.
Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
The member u directed ur post to has not posted here for 3 yrs, they may still troll thru, but u may want to send a PM (private message) which will generate a e-mail that someone is trying to make contact....
U can also post a new thread as to meet some current UK members....we have a few....
U can also chat with ne of here, we all have Chiari or a loved one with it.
BTW- Chiari can cause depression and anxiety...u r not alone in how u r feeling, and all of us here understand <3
Thank you Selma,
I'm 29 now and my symptons are getting more and more worst, my dizziness and mood swings are what upsets me the most.
I also have a prolapsed disc in my neck and my shoulder pain makes me feel sick.
Has anyone had any alternative therapies that have helped?
Until u get more testing to know ALL the related conditions u have it is not wise to only look to alternatives.....make sure u do not have a syrinx, obstructed CSF, EDS other conditions then look at how u can treat this.
Some have used a tens unit....and for pre and post op my NL suggested FELDENKRAIS method.....it is a form of stretching to get in proper alignment.....and proper posture.
hi im from fife scotland. my 8yr old son has ACS TYPE1. He has bad headaches daily which limit his lifestyle dramatically. he is only just back out of hospital after another severe migraine. he takes 2.5 propanalol x3 a day, but because he is in pain most of the day he has been having 4 doses calpol daily. now the doctors are worried in case calpol has affected his liver! headaches are so bad ive had to buy a small blow up pillow to take out with us wherever we go. he has to lie in a dark room with cold compress and put pressure on sore area. hes due another MRI nxt mnth then theyll decide what to do. ive had miraines for 15yrs and the past year they are daily. no medication is working. doctors said ACS isnt passed on through the family but reading some of your comments it clearly is. i had an MRI scan yesterday so will see what that shows. this is my first time to this site, if there is anyone who can chat when they have a spare minute that would be great. thanx
Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
HA's from Chiari are usually not helped with medications....so it is best not to take ne, especially if surgery may be in the future as u do not want to build a resistance to the med and the help it can offer to the surgical pain....
Has ur DS had a CINE MRI to see if he has a CSF obstruction and testing for other related conditions?