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born with arachnoid cyst

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2016
  • 04:06 PM

Hello
I was born with an arachnoid cyst on my cerebellum it was found when I was 14yrs. Im now 38 never had symptoms only the regular headaches and migraines. About 16months ago I started getting all sorts of symptoms from chest pain, palpitations, brain fog, weakness, heavy legs, heavy arms, pins and needles in head or all over, pressure of head, vision flashes, weird body sensations, horrible hot flashes, body the list can go on and on the symptoms are always different, or get new ones! Plus my anxiety is up the roof with fear! I have seen neuros, cardios, pcp, had blood work, i have had all cardio test, neuro, mri of bsck, chest, abdomen you name it. I was diagnose with panic disorder, anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder. Can health anxiety to this to our bodies and its not the cyst?? I would like to hear from people who were born with this cyst? have you had symptoms? what are they? Please reply

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  • I'm 40 year old female. I was having headaches, more like pressure on entire head with pain shoots in different spots. I was also vomiting. I got MRI AND they found an arachnoid cyst.
    I no longer have the headaches a couple weeks later, unless I go out in the heat for too long. Now I feel "stupid" all the time. Air headed , dizzy , lethargic , no concentration. Neurologist tell me it's not causing symptoms though. Then what is. I hardly ever got headaches before.
    I have to get a follow up MRI in 6 months to see if it's grown any.
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  • I'm 40 year old female. I was having headaches, more like pressure on entire head with pain shoots in different spots. I was also vomiting. I got MRI AND they found an arachnoid cyst.
    I no longer have the headaches a couple weeks later, unless I go out in the heat for too long. Now I feel "stupid" all the time. Air headed , dizzy , lethargic , no concentration. Neurologist tell me it's not causing symptoms though. Then what is. I hardly ever got headaches before.
    I have to get a follow up MRI in 6 months to see if it's grown any.
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
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