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Hi I've had chairi 1 malformation since 2011 and I've had five episodes where I collapse but conscious at the time each time getting longer in time it takes to come round . The last was in January this year just a month later I had a headache like none before like your head was ready to pop ever since then my symptoms are growing rapidly worse as week by week headaches neck pain dizziness weakness in my legs and arms and the list goes on .
I'm a self Employed Carpenter and since my driving licence was surrendered my world has crashed as I'm not permitted to work as its to dangerous for me and others and the pain is never bearable anymore.
Has anyone had dealings with critical illness claims for Chiari 1 Malformation ?
Also last year I was attacked and hit over the head and people was stamping on my head would anyone know if this could be significant to the illness progression ?
After being at the hospital last weekend for a suspected bleed to the brain and returned home I've been prescribed Amitriptyline which isn't making any difference even though the dosage is increasing has anyone had any other prescribed drugs to treat the pain and I also take solpadine plus which sometimes takes the edge off things .
I'm worried about surgery as so many cases are different I'd like to get back to working and walking surfing snowboarding etc is recovery slow ?
Any information would be great fully received as ie read so many information sites many thanks Paul.
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