I'm wondering if anyone out there has ever suffered from cranial neuritis.
I had 2 brain surgeries last year, and just in June this year, got a case of Bronchitis that lasted 3 weeks, and all the coughing caused my nerves to get inflamed "up stairs". I've not been officially diagnosed yet, but common sense along with a medical history in my family and my own medical knowledge, tells me that that is what it is. It's hard getting docs to listen to you.....especially when you have a shunt (me)....they want to automatically blame that.
But my symptoms are: Severe pain in head (like someone hit me with a shovel, and not a typical "headach"), tenderness to touch up on the scalp, general weakness and fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vision disturbances, and when I wake up in the morning and stretch and yawn, my brain kind of feels like it's cramping. It can feel better in the morning then progress thru day and by late afternoon to early eve., I'm in so much pain, I have to check out and go to bed. Laying down is the only position I get any relief.
I take Motrin for anti-inflammatory, and an occasionaly part of a darvocet for the harsh pain, and used to use cold packs alternating with heat, to get relief. I recently read that heat and cold can aggravate it so I'm trying to avoid those.
I just want to compare my symptoms and experince with other people to see if what I'm dealing with is similar to others and see how they handled it and what types of treatments were used that helped.
Thanks for any info.
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