I received results from my second mri and it again says possible pseudotumor cerebri (intacranial hypertension). This time also showing minor dilation of optic nerve sheath, slight sagging of cerebellar tonsils, partial empty sella. I couldn’t get in to eye center until April. If syphillis or meningitis can cause this, I would assume lyme could to. Maybe even mold?
Also, I don’t seem to fit the typical profile for this - it says most women are overweight - I have been thin my entire life. And first line meds to use are basically diuretic to lose fluid - but I already pee too much!
k07 - Is this a 'regular' mri of your brain? Or was it dye-enhanced....or ?
Slightly sagging cerebral tonsils. Did they give you a 'number'?
RE: caused by lyme? In Suzy Cohen's Babesia symptom - list - she has intracranial hypertension on it. (It's mentioned with 'headaches'/suzycohen.com/articles/lyme_babesia_treatment/
I can't remember - did you ever treat Babesia?My first one was with contrast and this latest one no contrast. I trialed CSA & malarone. I sent report to llmd - will see what he says. They did not give a number on cerebral tonsils.Generally speaking lower than "3" for cerebral tonsils is considered chiari. BUT, there is also something called Chiari "0".
It's whether or not the tonsils are in the way.
I read that an upright MRI should be done because when we're lying down, the tonsils aren't descending as much.
I've gone down that path...but have since filed that. Too many things to worry about
with this darned disease.
Sometimes the more I 'dig' , the worse I feel....i end up with more questions. And no answers
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