Arnold-Chiari Malformation Support Group

Arnold-Chiari malformation, sometimes referred to as 'Chiari malformation' or ACM, is a congenital anomaly of the brain. Arnold-Chiari Malformation II occurs in almost all children born with both spina bifida and hydrocephalus, but ACM I is typically seen in children and adults without spina bifida.

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Diagnosed May 16

I have been having symptoms since 2007...that was the onset, I now know..And there are many left side is very compromised. .I have drop foot which causes,me,to trip over the top of my foot...and my being left handed makes it even worse because things,that,I am holding get dropped alot! I have severe headaches in the back of my head,  always followed by my eyes going blurry..and,the taste of pennies in my mouth. My eyes feel like mini horse blinders have been put on each eyeball. My vision is basically gone for awhile. My back is always on fire, and I get leg cramps in my stomach..But the worst is the chronic fatigue! ! I can't do anything because my body is so heavy and I just can't get up. Now that I have been diagnosed i might finally get some peace. 



Mayo has not been as good as it use to be ....... so I may use it as a 2nd opionion
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