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Possible connection?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 10, 2008
  • 00:10 AM

When my mother was pregnant with me, she had a sugery with anasthesia (sp?), and a short while after I was born, I had a CAT scan that revealed that I had enlarged ventricles in my brain. The doctor thought I would be mentally retarded if that did not fix itself, but it did.
For as long as I can remember, I had terrible insomnia. I remember when I was four, I was never tired, but I rarely slept more than five or six hours. Well, after I got my first period when I was 11, I began having headaches all the time, from the time I woke up to the time I went to sleep. Normally, the headaches are not bad, but I also get migraines at least once a week and the migraines last from four or five hours to two or three days. Strangely also, my eyes actually shake when I am tired. I get very dizzy and almost always see auras around objects, especially between contrasting colors (such as black words on white paper)
I went to the optometrist two months ago, and I now wear glasses (a low prescription), but they did not alleviate the pain.
I do have low blood pressure (which I read can cause my symptoms, which makes me less concerned). I also am unusually short for my family (4ft 11in), 5 inches shorter than the shortest person in my family, and I have very small feet.

There are also four other things that maybe should concern me: I have great difficulty remembering things, violent mood swings, a peculiar feeling in my throat as though it is closing up, and poor coordination.

I am now sixteen, and after four years of these symptoms, I don't really think they are worth worrying about, but I am curious if these could be from what I had when I was a baby.

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