4 month post op i think

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I has decompression in september 2017 i was fine for first wee while but past 4 weeks iv had bad head pain in left side near temple when i move head sometimes to left i get pains in neck or head anyone else have this problem? My ns app isnt till march 12th iv been pit on diferent meds n still dont really help

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    Hello Leanne where are you from?

    Did you had syrinx? Was the operation succeed in september 2017? Did they opened your dura and put a patch?

    About the head and neck pain..it could be from that and also not..ask a new mri..

    Did you do exercises for your neck muscles ?

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    Go get neck spasms and was given muscle relaxer. And take Tylenol. If concern contact your Dr office. Praying you heal. My Dr said it can take a year. I’m Post operation 6 weeks. As long as I do not overdo it I get better each day. 
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    Hi Leanne

    I hope you're feeling a bit better than you were, and that your appointment brings some relief.

    Can I ask what factors were considered when deciding whether to have surgery? I apparently have 8mm herniation with small syrinx

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      I have Chiari Malformation and syrinx on the spine and am symptomatic.

      i am still debating whether to have this operation.

      I do not know the size of my herniation but do know I have no space and that my spinal canal is narrower than average.

      Can I ask what symptoms you've all had? 

      I suffer from migraines and  sharp intense head pains. Sometimes I get tinnitus, I have frequent neck pains. I have a prolapsed disc in my neck from coughing and I get vertigo and have had a few occasions where I struggle to swallow.

      Im trying to avoid surgery, unless some tells me all their symptoms or most go after recovery.

      Any opinion on this would be much appreciated.

      thank you 

       

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      I have terrible neck, shoulder, arm and back pain - both muscular and nerve related. I have some balance problems and trouble swallowing and breathing when lying flat. I find it hard to get my words out sometimes and am very clumsy. The head pressure is the worst, someone on this forum once described it as a balloon inflating inside your head and that's a perfect description. It makes my ears feel blocked and they ring quite often. Things seem surreal, foggy. I think I also have reduced sensation because I'm always burning myself and don't realive straight away, and I have no tickles whatsoever!

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      The NS I saw in October said they prefer not to do it as it's a serious operation and success rate isn't great but obviously they do it in some cases. Im seeing a different NS at the end of March to discuss options. I'd really rather not have surgery but am unsure if I can manage symptoms indefinitely either. What did your consultant recommend?

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      My surgeon said it was 50 50 i could either get op now n hopefuly releive some preasure as was affectin my sight aswell or wait till something bad happens n have no choice basicaly he said i could wake up 1 day n be completely blind but not to panic as its just the pressure n once had op i shud beable to see again
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    Hey im now 7 month post op still feel rubbish still get head aches not as intense still feel dizzy sometimes got my first appointment next week. So wel find out what the surgeon says hopefuly i dont need to go for 2nd part of the op. Were he cut the bone from my skull feel rank like a hole in my head very strange i cant even brush my hair daily as my head is very sensitive on strong meds but tbh they dont seem to help much.
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      That's terrible, it definitely seems the op is not a cure all, I would like to think after 7 mths there would be an improvement. Are you able to work?

      Hopefully your appointment will help you get things straightened out

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      Slight emprovement headaches arent as bad diferent part of my head but still see myself lying on the couch haven to close my eyes and sleep because im in so much pain. I take tramadol and gabapentin but still feel crappy. Hopefuly they give me some answers i couldnt wait for stitches to come out to brush my haor again was ok for couple weeks but now i just cant its to uncomfortable
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      Hi leanne73120

      We haven't caught up for a while. Sorry to find your still experiencing problems, especially the headaches.

      I had my 7 month anniversary last Wednesday. Still get headaches, and still have fatigue, memory & cognitive issues. Working 4 days a week, but no where near levels pretty diagnosis. Just taken neuropsychometric testing to find out how poor I am.

      Hope you get progress

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      Unfortunately this condition means we face a very long marathon, as nothing appears to be resolved quickly

      Good luck with next step on that journey.

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      As far as im aware its a condition that never goes away we have an operation and it just trys to stop oir symtoms getting any worse but wel always have it wel always be chiari sufferors (zipperheads)
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      So folllow appointment didnt give me any info to be homest was a complete was of my time all he said was u need another scan fatigue and the pain in my head is nothing to do with my chiari bloody joke
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      Yep, sounds familiar. I was told by NS everything physically had been done in surgery and passed back to neurologist.

      The headaches and fatigue are far too familiar.

      We must stay positive and look for best ways of coping.

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      I waited 45 mins after my appointment for him to say yes your scar looks good your tiredness and headaches thats ur getting is nothing to do with chiari an u now need a new scan see u in 6 month was a waste of my time
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      A distressingly familiar story. I'm on a round of new tests and analysis that includes :

      Neuropsychometric test

      PED test, which apparently tests for dementia

      Sleep apnea to see if my sleep paterns mean insufficient oxygen to my brain

      Collectively I am not sure if any of them are addressing the underlying cause, just some of the symptoms.

      Have you got any next steps apart from hurry up and wait another 6 months for next MRI.

      Which in my limited and worthless opinion is guidance worth the square root of bugga all to you.

      Question: why is it do difficult to get meaningful advice And guidance with Chiari bloody Malformation.

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      6 weeks later still waiting for my mri results to see if all went oki joke now proud owner of my chiari warrior tattoo tho zipperhead and proud lol
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      Familiar story of delays.

      Saw neurologist on Tuesday who had not given me the results of neuropsychiatric test from March!

      As much use as a chocolate ashtray this lot. Still no closer to giving any reason why still have issues.

      Love the tattoo idea. Be load & proud, I am a chiari warrior! Although then I have to explain chiari again...

      Hope scan is good for you.

      Keep fighting!

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