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Old 11-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Chiari and brain fog/memory issues

HI,

I'm scheduled to have decompression surgery, next Tuesday 12/2. I had half my thyroid removed 3 years ago. Brain fog is a symptom of thyroid disease. It was better for a while then became pretty bad this past summer, my shrink put me on Concerta for ADD and it has helped. However, prior to being diagnosed with a thyroid problem I was taking Concerta and eventually it stopped working. As far as I know ADD does not come and go. I notice that some sites list memory and cognative problems as a symptom of Chiari and others do not. The neurosurgeon performing the surgery said the surgery will not help with those issues.
I was wondering what everyone else's experience has been. Do you have memory/cognative problems that you believe are Chiari related? If you've had the decompression surgery, did it get better?

Thank!
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Chiari and brain fog/memory issues

hi clueless

first of all I will be hoping that you will have a successful and safe surgery next week.

chiari is a very mysterious thing...nobody seems to have all the same symptoms.I have had memory/cognitive issues,but that all got better after I started getting B12 injections(due to a B12 deficiency).so I really don't think the chiari is the culprit as far as memory/cognitive issues are concerned.

the rsults from the decompression surgery are different for each person.you might want to read some older posts from Derrick on this board(he had that surgery in September this year)...he posted back only once after his surgery....and he was still recovering....so we have no idea how he is now.

I only know one person who had the surgery and she was up and about a couple weeks after her surgery.

I wish you a speedy recovery and best wishes and prayers that you will get thru this and have much better health.

Scout

 
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