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PostSubject: Newly Diagnosed with SIH - 2009   Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:05 am

Hi everyone! I am very glad to know there is a support group for those who have intracranial hypertension. It is so reassuring to know that I am not alone in this! It is great to find a place where I can read the stories of those who are or have gone through the same experiences!

For a couple months, I had been waiting to have an LP to confirm a diagnosis of IIH. I finally had my LP and it confirmed the CSF fluid was high (that, along with the papilledema and headaches). I guess though, that I have SIH as the MRI indicated I have narrowing veins which is causing the IH. Does anyone else have IH because of narrow veins?

I just started taking Diomax and am trying to adjust. Can anyone tell me if the pins and needles feelings go away over time or does it remain a constant side effect?
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Diagnosed with SIH - 2009   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:20 pm

Hi and to our group and I apologise for not replying sooner. My my IIH is triggered by my hormones, but I'm sure there will be other members who perhaps have narrow veins. I will do my best to find more information on it for you.

As for the Diamox, the pins and needles are a common side effect, and in some cases it does go away eventually, but there are some of us who find the side effects unbareable. Click on this link for more information on Topamax side effects which will tell you a bit more. It's a case of putting up with it for the moment I'm afraid, until your body adjusts to the medication.

I know the pins and needles are a pain in the arse, and at times can be really uncomfortable. If you get to the point where you can't tolerate the pins and needles make sure to tell your Doctor, and maybe they can offer you an alternative medication. Hopefully, they wont last too long and then you can carry on as much as you did before.
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