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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?