Re: Living with Pseudotumor Cerebri
Hi. I'm 32 and I was diagnosed with PTC in 2008. Mine is post-traumatic. You should see a pain doctor that will do therapeutic lumbar punctures(spinal taps) to drain the excess spinal fluid and lower the pressure in your skull. You might have to get them done monthly, as they did with me. I'm probably due for another one about now. We are going to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN next month to see Dr. James Watson. They regularly treat people with PTC, so they know more about it. It is important that you get that pressure lowered. Pain pills only take the edge off for me, but that's better than nothing and you have to be careful taking them for too long. You might also see an opthalmologist, as I did, that specializes in patients with PTC, to check the pressure on your optic nerve. I have not had any shunts put in yet but I am going to talk to the dr. at the Mayo Clinic about it. If I can help any more, let me know. I hope everything goes well for you.