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Hi - I found out two years ago that I have chiari malformation. I had no symptoms until I was pregnant with my daughter at age 40. After an MRI showing that I had chiari, I decided to lose weight. My symptoms (the intense pressure headaches where my head feels like it is going to explode after I would cough) seemed to go away completely after losing baby weight. Unfortunately, I gained it back (I'm a special ed teacher - lots of stress eating and red wine) and the symptoms have returned.
Just wondering if anyone else has had that experience? Where weight gain had any affect on symptoms?
I've heard that a person can become paralyzed if the syrinx is left untreated. I worry about it a lot. My ACM and syrinx were found 5 years ago by MRI after suffering several unexplainable falls (drop attacks). That is the only MRI I've had since. The neurosurgeon I had was against decompression surgery for my 5mm herniation as he did not think the ACM was causing the falls. He said that drop...