I am concerned I am leaking CSF from my nose. I’ve had debilitating pressure in my head and terrible headache, along with horrible dizzy spells since Thursday night. Yesterday was the worst of it. Woke up this am with a sore throat…and this evening got a bit congested and my nose began running…but only if I was bending. (Which btw also makes me feel like I’ll pass out).
I’m draining clear fluid from my left nostril. I read somewhere to test the fluid with a glucometer, and if you get a reading it is CSF. Is this true?
I did, in fact, test it (I’m a diabetic so I had my meter handy) and it read 129.
If this is a legitimate test, and this is CSF - how emergent of a situation is this!? Getting nervous.