Hi everyone! Haven't been on here in quite awhile. I'm now 1 year and 2 months post op from my decompression and 10 months post op from my last CSF leak repair (if you remember or you're new - I had 3 repairs after my duraplasty/laminectomy). I'm doing great!
This post is for the ladies...see, when I was suffering from my chiari symptoms I rarely got a period, ever! I'm on the pill and my OB said it was normal when you're on the pill for so long to stop getting a period. I always thought it had something to do with my chiari...but it wasn't until after my last surgery that I started getting a period every month again - sometimes even long and heavy compared to the past! I'm wondering if possibly the chiari had an effect on my period or if it was just that I was sick a lot and the stress from that simply caused me to never get a period. It was about 2 years that I was sick with chiari symptoms and also didn't get a period (when I did it was super light).
It seems like a big coincidence that now I get one and I didn't pre-surgery. Anyone else have this experience? I also posted a long time ago about weight and chiari and my weight ballooned after I started having symptoms and was wondering if my weight had something to do with my period (my OB said no!) ...I've only lost about 10-15lbs since my last surgery.
Just curious to what others have experienced!