Hello. I'm new here. I had a VP shunt placed in December and had to have a revision shunt placed in March of this year. Before putting in the VP shunt, my doctor tried three stents in my brain. After the stents replaced I had some relief for a few weeks. But then I would start having the pressure headaches again. My doctor said that even though the stents were keeping the vessels open, other vessels were shrinking. That’s when he decided to put in the VP shunt. Again after VP shunt placement I had a few weeks of relief. I started having pressure headaches again so went back for an adjustment. And, once again I had a few weeks of relief. Now the headaches are back again and I’m wondering if the CSF is adjusting for the VP shunt and creating even more fluid. Sort of like VP shunt dependency. It just seems like I can get no relief. Has anyone had this issue, or has any advice? I also suffer from migraines but generally I can tell the difference between a pressure headache and a migraine. I’ve been referred to the Jefferson headache center in Philadelphia but I don’t know when I’ll get an appointment.
Hi all, I was just recently diagnosed with PTC and had my first spinal tap this morning. My opening pressure was 33 and they drained it down to 20. My pulsatile tinnitus is still whooshing (I was hoping that the drainage would make it go away), but right now I have really severe back pain from the spinal tap. Fortunately so far at least I don't have any severe headaches, but even getting up to go...
Hi Everyone,I am a bit confused after having an LP yesterday. The radiologist who did, or rather his attending (long story perhaps when not is as fresh and upsetting i'llpost details)said it was normal 8. the range is 8-15 Google seemes to agree. my neurologist says the range is 5-20 so 8 is low normal. i should try going off 40 mgs Lasix (I was taking for migraines).