feedback on recent brain MRI following memory loss/stroke
lost you off my question "waiting" didn't know if you didn't want to reply, weren't available or if it got otherwise snagged, but would love to hear what YOU have to say if you would like to weigh in. I haven't been on laptop much, my close friend and husband been handling accounts and such for me, have never needed so much help to function at such a minimal level. But I am still functioning!!!
CHIARI MALFORMATION in recent BRAIN MRI but Primary said everything is Ok, is it a typo, or was she so relieved not to see signs of stroke she missed it? I am being treated by Pain Specialists (and many specialists) since late summer for excruiating pain due to cervical spinal stenosis, multiple disk degeneration, including disk extrusion at c7, the MRI was follow an MRI were I lost memory. I have Hx of Factor V Leiden, Antiphospholipid and TIA. The pain is so severe with the neuropathy/cervical radiculopathy I am being treated by cancer pain specialist. I have many balance issues, took bad fall couple weeks ago. Have trouble with speech and increasing trouble with memory and speech that mostly my husband seems to notice, medical providers have not said they notice.
it was a week today since MRI and I just noticed the Chiari Malformation and started reading about it, thinking I should go see my primary and make sure there is not a typo, and if not, why were are not talking about given so many of my symptoms seem to coincide with this conditions.
Appreciate any important because this new painful condition, assumed to be the disk extrusion, has taken over my life, or most of it, my social life, every part of it. I am not able to drive. I never know when I am going to make involuntary gasps in pain (quite in embarassing). Now trying many meds with many side effects that keep me close to home.
insights appreciated, as always
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2 Pain and Rehabil Med Specialist Anethesiologist (epidurals - 2) Nurse Anesthetist (27 "nerve blocks/trigger point injections) Physical Therapy' Mediation, Relaxation breathing exercises, self hypnosis topicical treatments like lidoderm patches, hot baths, moist heat pads, hot baths, icing (20 min on, 20 off). massage, prayer