Turns out my brain might be too big for my skull.
Chiari Malformation was brought up as a possibility a couple of years ago by my previous neurologist. After an MRI of my brain, he ruled it out.
I went yesterday to Dr. Feelgood's office for my 6 week check up and a medication refill. Unbeknownst to me, Dr. Feelgood was out of town and I saw one of his associates. I hadn't seen this dr. before, so I was asked to go through my entire medical history.
She decided to pull up some of my MRI scans and review them for herself, right then and there.
After going over them for what seemed like forever....she is of the opinion that my MRI is definately abnormal with the cerebellar tonsils extending into the foramen magnum, possibly compressing the brainstem.
In layman's terms...my brain is too big for my skull.
No wonder my head feels like it is about to explode.
I do not want to get my hopes up, thinking I found an answer.
I am also nervous that this might be the right answer. Which will most likely mean that brain surgery will be in my future.
I am scheduled for 2 more MRI's.
In the meantime, I have weaned myself off of one of my pain meds as I felt it was not helping, and the dr. added Baclofen to take three times a day.
I do not know if it is the Baclofen, or the weather...but my head has been killing me these past two days, more than normal. Not a migraine...just a more severe pounding.
I know some of you out there are currently taking Baclofen...does it cause you to have headaches?
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