Re: Recent MRI's,disturbing symptoms possible chiari?
Jenny thanks so much for the quick response. I am worried, also, and torn constantly with self-doubt. My boyfriend tries to let me off the hook in regards to coming into the city to see him once in a while (70 miles) and the lst time I drove there was months ago; the drive is painful and I have to be careful wht meds I take prior. He ws hping I would come in this afternoon and I know I can't take that kind of chance. He is trying hard to be patient....
Regarding my suspicion of Chiari - I thought I posted that there was an addendum at the end of my new cervical mri, it is as follows:
"Addendum: On the sagittal images there is a 5mm cerebellar tonsillar ectopia with normal size of the fourth ventricle. The finding may or may not be symptomatic. There is no syrinx.
If the above results differ significantly from the clinical impression, further evaluation may be warranted."
I have the entire report typed up and I could copy and paste it. I don't yet have all the lumbar MRI report typed up but I would like to shaare that at some point, also, simply to have a little feedback and help with perspective. (I just don't have anyone to look at these things with me like I did when I had my Mom)
Here's the other big thing contributing to my pin level and my current wackiness - I went almost 2 weeks without most of my meds (believe it or not our pharmacy was struck by lightening and collapsed, I was insanely busy with work,; par for the course especially since I struggle constantly to focus, to be productive, to think and give direction clearly) - - and it really hit me about three days ago; gabapentin, wellbutrin, my hormones - estrogen and prometrium, anti-inflmmatory (mobic generic), etc...BAD MOVE on my part! Emotional wreck and the nerve pain is pretty bd to horrible; nervy ripple-ing feelings from stem to stern in addition to my left arm which hs been for the last three weeks constantly innervated with nerve spasms (I have lost my vocabulary, there's a word for it)
I ran my course with my Ortho doc - there was little more he could do for me, he said and gaave referrals to a shoulder surgeon and a neuro specialist. I haven't had time for my work schedule nd I felt 'doctored out' and thought I could maintain for awhile at the stage I ws at. Not so sure at all now and feel like I'm in trouble. Hoping I get some clarity once I get these meds working, at least.