- CASE FILE
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a condition in which the CSF pressure in the head is not being drained properly.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
At first I started with what I googled as thunderclap headaches that with certain movements can cause very painful headaches. I visited my general practitioner which referred me to a neurologist for my headaches. I have done MRI with and without contrast and results are good. I lumber puncture showed my CSF levels to be high. The neuro explained CSF is not draining properly from my head causing a range of symptoms. Blurry vision, swelling, fatigue, migraines, ringing in the ears, nose leakage, and daily headaches. Theirs no known cure explained to me but medicinal and surgery are options to help with the symptoms. Shunt surgery aren’t perfect and stents that are not widely practice. The medication causing more side effects then help. Even though I take three different medications, I’m still pushing through. Everyday is not easy. Certain diets help with days like no carbs and no sugar make days a tad better.