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in My Headache Story
Hi my name is Jessica. I am 25 years old. My Migraines started about 4 years ago when I was driving and all of the sudden, I could not see the road ahead of me. I got an eye exam right away and learned that I had swollen optic nerves, and at that time I had no clue what the doctor was talking about? I received an MRI, a CT scan, an X-ray and they were all fine. I finally saw a neurologist and had a spinal tap. My opening pressure was 38, which is three times the normal spinal fluid pressure. The neurologist told me I had Pseudo Tumor Cerebri, which she explained meant that there was too much spinal fluid around my brain. She put me on a diuretic and told me that eventually I would have to have brain surgery to correct the problem. Since that time two years ago, I have endured 10 spinal taps and one major brain surgery in October of this year. 2010. That Did Not Correct The Problem!