- CASE FILE
Daily terrible headaches with occasional shoulder & neck muscle tension since 2003.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was hospitalized in spring of 2003 for a double kidney infection and strep throat. While being treated with IV antibiotics I started experiencing these crushing headaches about 2-3days after treatment started. They would pack my head n ice or give me a mild pain treatment. Nothing worked. I was released after infections got better. But I found out I was still having these headaches a bout twice a week then. After a few months they started to become even more frequently. To were soon they were everyday. Til one day I just couldn't take it anylonger and my husband took me to ER. They did an MRI brain scan and it showed I had a colloid cyst in the 3rd ventricle. Every neurologist said that it wasn't causing these headaches. At that time I would get nauseated, & light and hearing sensitivity, So all Dr's would say it's migraines. The cyst was monitored for several years til n late 2009 I told my PC that migraines were worse. So he ordered a CT Scan of brain. At that time cyst was double n size and starting to block the flow of CPF. That lead to it originally getting cyst removed. Month later hydrocephalus. Was admitted to ICU where they put in a temporary drain line. Released after a few days. Month later hydrocephalus again, neurosurgeon finally decided to put in a shunt to drain extra CPF. I've had 10 brain surgeries in the matter of 18 months. The rest was because they said I kept blocking shunt. Got MRSA & STAPH n shunt at one point. But thru all this I still have headaches daily. The only time I don't have these crushing migraines is when I'm sick. Not like cold sick, but like bronchitis, etc... From 2003_-2010 I was a test dummie. I tried every migraine medicine to treat and prevent them. After all these surgeries I stopped being the dummie. Only thing I've tried sin e was botox. And I missed a couple shots because of them being to close to shunt drain line behind right ear. It messed me up badly. Just minutes after finishing I was showing signs of confusion, slurred speech. Im tired of being n pain daily. I've been robbed of my life for way to long..