I was diagnosed with chiari type 1 back in 2007. I always just thought the only symptoms it caused were headaches, dizziness and loss of balance. I started thinking and did some research recently and realized chiari can do so much more. Aside from the usual symptoms I’ve noticed so many other things that could be caused by this. I’ve had insomnia for as long as I can remember along with anxiety and depression. I’ve also has dissociative episodes. Either depersonalization or derealization or both. I also space out a lot and have difficulty staying focused. Antidepressants and antianxiety medication have never really offered much relief. They might work for a short time but then they stop working. My psychiatrist only ever raises the dose and then the same thing happens again. A big problem with that medication is that one is xanax and after being on it for years for insomnia, I seem to have become dependent. I just want to know if anyone else has had issues with mental health.
I also have physical/neurological symptoms I’m curious about.
Some of those symptoms include:
-Muscle spasms in my calves and feet
-Slurred speech or trouble finding words
-Short term memory loss
-Vertigo/syncope (or feeling as though I may faint or seize)
Thanks for any information in advance.