What did the doctors tell you other than the horrible and sad thing you wrote about dying. What doctors or hosiptals have you gone to. Did you ever get other opionons. Here is a list of things to look into. From what I read it affects the eyes. Resources below I hope this can help you. My best wishes.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2540
Pseudotumor Cerebri Support Network
3521 Westbay Drive
Columbus, OH 43231
Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation (IHRF)
6517 Buena Vista Dr
Vancouver, WA 98661
Pseudotumor cerebri is not considered a fatal condition. What happened to your husband? What else is wrong except the pseudotumor? Why do they say he is dying? It doesn't make sense. We'd like to help.
Alchris is right. Usually the most severe thing that happens is loss of vision.
Pseudo-tumor is not usually a fatal condition. Are you neglecting to mention another concurrent condition?? Go see Nicholas Iliff, M.D. @ Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Orbital tumor specialist/surgeon, non pareil--there is no one better.
I need to recant part of the above posting. While Dr. Iliff is a fabulous orbital tumor specialist, a pseudo-tumor cerebri may be more the purview of a neuro-ophthalmologist. A SUPERLATIVE neuro-ophthalmologist--diagnostically and surgically--is Steve Feldun, M.D. You can google him--he is the state of NY.
Has anyone ever heard of pseudo-tumor celebri in a baby? My 22 month old is being diagnosed with this and all of the doctors say they haven't ever seen it in a baby. We are quite concerned. We are hoping to find another parent whose child has been diagnosed with this condition.
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OMG , I am sorry You are so scared and your husband must have and idiot for a doctor please consider another doctor at once .. I was Dignosed with this Aprox 4 years ago and I was not told that I would die 4 sure . So calm down !!!!!!! Before you give me and half the world a heart attack ok.
I will tell you what will happen and what to expect . You expect severe headaches and believe me nothing worked for me until I got on a steady dose of Topamax and that took some getting used to because when they said stupid pills that is true but hear this I would not trade them to this day for nothing in this world ... it gets balanced out and so do you .
Listen I had to get so many spinal taps and get the fluid drained off where the fluid would build up I also took tons of diamox again even with all that nothing worked until the topamax i been on that 2 years and no spinal taps and weaned completly off the diamox since last oct .. However I will not lie to you in the last month i have had little break through head aches again and last week a few migraines starting again . its not fun I think Either I need a spinal I usually know ( my eyes get bad like I cant see ) But the funniest thing . I still have 20/20 vision . go figure . However it can cause you to go blind you have to get eyes checked and tested . you also may have to have a shunt put in if you can not keep the fluid flowing . That would be awful in its self I feel blindness would be the worst , A shunt in your Brain to your belly to keep the fluid flowing would be 2nd worst and of course now if that was done I am sure there is always risk of death But I am sure that your husband would be fine most overweight people get this If he is over weight LOSE WEIGHT . I did but don`t get discourged its something that may not go away my stuck with me I lost 104 pounds and am 151 pounds so .. I guess everything don`t work out I dont know many people with this but I wanted to write and tell you Dont be scared they have wonderful doctors not happy with one find another its not a death sentence for a doctor to even say that is wrong think about it you have people who are dieing with cancer aids etc and the doctor wont give them a time date no one knows . live life be happy