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Intracranial Hypertension VP Shunt Surgery

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Uploaded on Oct 1, 2009

http://www.firstgiving.com/nikkigalagher I have Intracranial hypertension- a brain disease that has no cause and no Cure YET... help me raise awareness and together we can find a cure... visit my donations page and share this video with your loved ones and your Doctors...

Some symptoms -
Numb toes, feet and fingers while lying in bed. Pins and needles as well.
Pressure behind eyes, eyes tearing.
Visual disturbances.
Feeling of pressure in head, feels like my brain is being squashed
Forgetting words, little one's like pen.
Loss of short-term memory - what I am doing, where am I?
Vertigo, loss of balance with eyes shut.
Tailbone aches for hours/days.
Back of neck aches.
Headache, 24 hours a day.
Migraines on a regular basis.
Double vision
Thrumming noise in ears (actually the sound of my own heartbeat).
Lethargy that lasted months.
Visual blackout that lasts several seconds after standing up.
Dizziness on standing/squatting.
Eyelid twitching, small mini seizures involving arm, leg or head movement.
Dry mouth.
Water retention - fat , sore feet
Weight gain.
Night blindness.
Non-thought, when you try to think through a head full of cotton wool.
Feeling of disorientation/confusion.

If you have more than 3 of these Symptoms please see your Doctor and ask for a refferal to see a Neurologist (study's the brain) or ophthalmologist (who will be able to look into your eyes and see the pressure on your optic nerves). The only way that IH can be ditected is from a lumber Puncture the needle in your spine is hooked up to a tube and is held vertical and the pressuse from the fluid will rise the fluid up the tube giving you a pressure reading. normal is 5-10 my first reading was 28 (3 times normal levels) and has been as high as 48.
If your doctor is not aware of this disease and is dismissing your symptoms see another Dr.. this is your body and you must take charge of it.

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