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Hydrocephalus - November 27th 2014, 12:35 PM

Does anyone have hydrocephalus "water on the brain". I have had it since birth and I was born 3 months early. I also get headaches everyday.

So I am here to ask if anyone has it and if you do what do you do for your headaches?

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Re: Hydrocephalus - November 27th 2014, 07:58 PM

Hey there Kristina!

I was born with both Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. I had a shunt put in when I was a baby and within the 1st year I had it replaced 3 times. For my headaches that i get, if they're not that bad I just ignore them otherwise I'll take like ibuprofen. If they're still continue I would definitely contact your doctor so they can see what is going on and take the appropriate action to relieve your headaches. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions, etc I'll be happy to help!


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Re: Hydrocephalus - November 27th 2014, 09:41 PM

Just to add to what Michael said, putting a cold pack on the front of your forehead (no matter where the headache) that can help soothe a headache too.


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Hey there Kristina!

I was born with both Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. I had a shunt put in when I was a baby and within the 1st year I had it replaced 3 times. For my headaches that i get, if they're not that bad I just ignore them otherwise I'll take like ibuprofen. If they're still continue I would definitely contact your doctor so they can see what is going on and take the appropriate action to relieve your headaches. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions, etc I'll be happy to help!
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Just to add to what Michael said, putting a cold pack on the front of your forehead (no matter where the headache) that can help soothe a headache too.

Thank you both for replying.

The thing is nothing helps and no one is helping me for these heads and I don't know what help to do.
















   
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Re: Hydrocephalus - December 3rd 2014, 02:34 AM

Have you talked to a doctor about this?


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Have you talked to a doctor about this?
Yeah, she won't do anything. I've gone to a specialists and they haven't helped me. They won't help me cause its "working fine". Well if it was working fine I wouldn't be getting these KILLER headaches EVERYDAY that make me want to stay in bed all day with the light off and just sleep cause thats all that helps.
















   
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Re: Hydrocephalus - December 11th 2014, 09:39 PM

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Yeah, she won't do anything. I've gone to a specialists and they haven't helped me. They won't help me cause its "working fine". Well if it was working fine I wouldn't be getting these KILLER headaches EVERYDAY that make me want to stay in bed all day with the light off and just sleep cause thats all that helps.
I don't have Hydrocephalus but I can definitely relate to what you're saying here. I got glasses a few months ago and it's been giving me problems but all the people I speak to at the eye clinic tell me is that my prescription is fine. He can't give me a full prescription because that would make me dizzy but i'm already dizzy.

Is it possible you can get a second opinion about this? There has to be a reason for your headaches. Is it possible the headaches are from something else? For me, the general eye clinic said the headaches are probably not from the glasses because my glasses are "fine" However I know that it is from that because I only get a certain type of headache from glasses. Sometimes we just know the source.
   
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