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    Old 08-13-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
    swy05
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    Unhappy Severe pressure at the base of the skull

    Hey everyone, hoping to get some insight into the problem I'm having.

    I've had numbness in my fingers and foot starting from a year ago. I may have actually hurt myself from severe lifting. About 6 months later, I started having neck pains.

    I had an MRI done about a month ago and it was discovered that I had a pretty big disc herniation in my neck. I don't recall exactly which disc it was but, it's one of the top 3 discs in my neck.

    About a month ago is when the severe pressure's formed at the base of my skull. The pressure was a severe dull pain that was around my upper neck/base of the skull location. I've had a lot of sleepless nights due to this pressure on my skull. There have been a couple of times where I swore I was having memory loss. One time, I actually forgot how to count money properly and a couple of times, I've had difficulty recalling certain things I've done a couple of days before.

    I had an epidural injection done about 4 days because a couple of the neurologists suggested an epidural to help out with the neck pain.

    This all honestly frightens me and I wonder if there is a possibility that the herniated disc in my neck could be pressing on my brain. Hence the pressure on the base of the skull and the memory loss?

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