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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?
my husband was just diagnosed with CM with about 8-9mm of tonsil decention. We have an apt with a neuro surgeon in the next couple weeks. But I've been reading a lot about the recovery and finding that it's hard to find people with CM let alone that have had the surgery. If anyone here has had the surgery would you be willing to tell me how it went and how recovery was for you? I've been reading...