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Birthday: August 5
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 120 lbs.
I was diagnosed with Chiari when I was 13. Mine is 10 mm. My first symptoms was pain in my neck. It just got worse and worse, where I was vomiting and shaking every day because I was in pain. I had my decompression surgery Sept 4, 2008. The first 3 months after I felt good. After that the pain came back but nowhere like it was before.
I get pain at my neck and head. I feel lots of pressure. I also have sharp pains. I take Sumatriptan when I feel that. I also have these extremely sharp pains that I can't stand that will last .3 - 1 min. I take Oxycarbzepin for that. I also take propranolol to help. I have to take an active birth control pill everyday. I never do the placebo or the off pills. Before I did I would get a migraine straight for almost 2 weeks.
Every once in a while, a lot more here recently I have to go to the ER cause only Stadol with Phenegren will help. Or Toradol and Zofran. I see a neuromassage therapist 3x a week.
I am on disability because I am not able to keep a job because I am in so much pain so often.