Hi all. I’m new here as I was only diagnosed last week. I have read a number of your stories, and I’m so sorry for what some of you have gone through.
It is strange for me to read in part because my experience seems abnormal, and I am wondering if anyone experienced something similar.
I am 32 and out of no where had a sudden onset of severe symptoms.
I developed a bump on my head a few weeks ago (not trauma related). It was asymptomatic until last week when I suddenly started to have intense pressure headaches. They were so terrible that only one day after having them I felt the need to go to the ER for the first time in my life. It was there that I had a CT scan and MRI and was diagnosed with Chiari.
I still do not have a firm grasp on my diagnosis because I was only seen in the ER (I have followups with a neurologist and neurosurgeons in the coming weeks), but I was curious if anyone had experienced something similar. Thank you and wish you all well.