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Chiari Malformation

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From: Nadean Jones


Iam 29 years old and was recently diagnosed with Chiari Malformation after 6 years of doctors scratching thier heads. I had the surgery for Chiari M. in June of 2006 and since then I'am still suffering from the pain and pressure when laughing, caughing or anything strenuous. My surgeon has told me that my brain looks fine and to give it another 6 mnths to see if my symptoms go away. I love my neurosurgeon, but Iam extremely frustrated with the pain everyday. I feel as if my life is on hold; or is it over? I find no joy in the things I used to love to anymore. If anyone has any suggestions, Im all ears. Thank you.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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