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Left Occipital Lobe Arachnoid Cyst


I had terrible headaches, vertigo, pressure, feeling like there's a lot of liquid in my head, fatigue, small pressure in my left eye for 2-3 weeks in September. My left sinus also felt closed. My headaches was getting better and i took antibiotics for my sinus which seemed to getting clear. 3 days later i have woken up with worst headache of my life and same other sympthoms (other than my sinuses) i had started getting better after 4th day. I did gone to check my sinuses for that week a sinus ct took place which they came free.

Other week I have been sent to a Neurologist examined me physically said i was ok but if i want i could have a MRI since my headache lasted more than 1 month. A 1.5cmx2.5cm Aracnoid Cyst was found in the left occipital lobe, at the edge. Said it has nothing to do with my condition and all was stress (it has started happen when i was in holiday). That night i also felt liquid getting in my head.

For 1 week pressure seemed to get a bit worse i guess there were headaches, dizzynies, fatigue. Week after that for 4 days i tried not to move much and 3 days i did some light neck exercises during which i felt getting numb in my arm and leg in a second (turning my head to whichever side did the samething for that sides arm and leg). (I'm not sure does exercise something to do with that) When i sit down both my legs go numb in 1-5 second same thing happend for my arms if i put them on something and even my head.( I couldn't sleep for that night). This thing lasted for 3 days last day i runned for 30 min and i felt very tired but after that day my condition seemed to get better. ( I was also feeling a bit better after sleep.

I have gone to another neorologist next week which examined me phsically(in less steps than the otherone) didn't even bother reading MRI report or looking at them said I was ok.
3 weeks after that pressure in my head seem to get worse and i'm so tired somedays i can't even get up from bed.

I also feel terrible after a bath
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Hi, it's not in the temporal lobe its in the occipital lobe at the back of head. Its right next to right occipital lobe in the middle like at the edge. I didn't go to a neurosurgeon yet so I don't know how safe it would be but i guess it wont' be very dangerous since its not inside the brain.

My neck was quite stiff so I was doing exercises at that time maybe that explains it thanks.

I'm at a third world country so I'm not sure about the hospital, I asked people i know but nobody seems to know anybody that live here.

Thank you for your support, I really appreciate it.
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Luff1252, I understand the frustration of doctors seeming to not value your descriptions of your symptoms.

It's a shame that you took the time (and expense) to see a 2nd neurologist for another opinion, but that neurologist seemed to not give you a thorough exam.

You mentioned the cyst is in the temporal lobe, at the edge. What edge? Is the cyst adjacent to another area of the brain--the cerebellum?

Where are you getting your medical care? Are you in a city with a major teaching hospital? Did anyone recommend that you see a neurosurgeon to get opinion(s) about the cyst---whether to have it removed? Is it in a location that it can safely be removed or drained?

BTW, I used to have a lot of tightness in my neck and when I turned my head from side to side, I would feel numbness in my arm and hand.
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