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Ossification of the Falx,10yr intractable headache,2yrs from Incidental/Ant > Significant/complete

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2014
  • 09:39 PM

Ossification of the Falx, Rare (0.7% of the pop.), generally no information on it. In my case it has progresses rapidly for a 48 yr old man. I have suffered massive headaches for more than 10 years and Neuro's have tried everything to no avail, until... Botox about 2 years ago. Worked like magic until a couple of months ago, headaches started coming back and the Sat. thru Monday level 10 headache put me in the hospital. 2G of Dilaudid, a steroid, Benadryl and Valium got it to stop hurting when I would breathe but my head wanted to explode whenever I moved. CT and CT angiography showed 'significant complete ossification of the falx'. Just 2 years ago this was an incidental finding that was 'mild ossification of the anterior falx'. Some opinions I have read say 'ossification is no big deal'... I'm not feeling that in my case. Are these related? and how do you stop ossification?

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