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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?
Hi. I was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago with Chiari 1. I work in helathcare and we are the absolute worst at ignoring symptoms. I have had headaches and dizziness for years and self managed.In june I broke a rib (fell after being dizzy) and was taken out of work to heal. But as i was home, which should be a great vacation (especially during the summer), I started feeling terrible: always...
Has anyone applied for disability and won or are they giving you the run around because they think its just headaches.