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1166456 tn?1417305537

increased ICP

Had an LP 8 months ago, came back fine..pressure was fine.
What are symptoms of increased pressure? And for low ICP?
Could my ICP change for no reason by then?

MRI from last year was fine and CT of brain recently showed fine....
just feel so much pressure in my head....with all my prior issues of course
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620923 tn?1452915648
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The most common symptom of IIH is headache, which occurs in almost all (92–94%) cases. It is characteristically worse in the morning, generalized in character and throbbing in nature. It may be associated with nausea and vomiting. The headache can be made worse by any activity that further increases the intracranial pressure, such as coughing and sneezing. The pain may also be experienced in the neck and shoulders. Many have pulsatile tinnitus, a whooshing sensation in one or both ears (64–87%); this sound is synchronous with the pulse. Various other symptoms, such as numbness of the extremities, generalized weakness, loss of smell, and incoordination, are reported more rarely; none are specific for IIH. In children, numerous nonspecific signs and symptoms may be present.



It is also possible for the intracranial pressure to drop below normal levels, though increased intracranial pressure is a far more common (and far more serious) sign. The symptoms for both conditions are often the same, leading many medical experts to believe that it is the change in pressure rather than the pressure itself causing the above symptoms.
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1166456 tn?1417305537
Hmm...some of that applies but of course my symptoms can go with many things lol.


Not sure what they do for either increased or decreased...they measure it by LP, and
i had that last year..dont want to get another invasive procedure if I dont have to. I guess
now I can only rely on God as to where to go from here. If it is decreased ( I only know from the way of csf leak ) which Ive went to many drs and they really dont think its a leak...


I feel like death :(
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1166456 tn?1417305537
I have had pains, discomfort from coughing and such but its been for years even before
the main onset of my issues...mystery diagnoses lol today I get the actual mri films..

How do I put those on the website?
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  upload the MRI's to ur computer and use photo shop to remove personal info..,.then go to ur profile page and click on upload pics....u can keep them in an album in ur profile page.
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1166456 tn?1417305537
Doing that now, pretty sure its my neck now...because reports said mild cervical lordosis - will get the proper name later frim the papers...but i guess its pretty bad because its causing alot of nerve pain neck and head pain I already have A LOT of parethesis burning legs and hands and tingling everywhere...if untreated can lead to paralysis as well.
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  well I do know how debilitating the pain from that can be...and it can keep on affecting other areas until it is treated.
PT and a good chiro that does not manipulate ur neck would be a good place to start.

  Mine went 14 yrs...every time I went to the Drs I said , I was in a car  accident and it hurts right here....I put my hand at the base of my neck...they never did an xray, MRI or nething..,,said it was anxiety and sent me to a shrink..it was whip lash and chiari...jerks!
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