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I just wanted to let you know that I was diagnosed with type 2 chiari malformation after two MRI's. I had been complaining about feeling dizzy, being clumsy and wobbly vision ( jumping up and down) for 20 years but was just fobbed off. I was 46 when I had a fall and broke both arms I was in hospital for 3 weeks and had reconstructiver surgery on one wrist and elbow and plates in both arms. One of the nurses noticed I was dizzy and got someone to investigate.
I am so glad I had my accident I finally got my diagnosise and it made me make sense. It explained my tinitus, the fact I throw up and have trouble swallowing as well as my balance and vision problems. I have never really had bad head aches ,
I had my surgery 11 months ago forum magnum decompression and am now back at work and making a good recovery. I was off work for 6 months and still get very tired. Some of my symptoms are much better and some are starting to get worse again but I saw the surgery as a way of stopping the deterioration rather than a cure.
I am so sorry to hear so many people have so much pain but not all chiari suffers do. Liz
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