Cerebellum

Hello,
    My name is Lisa Thurston. I am almost 40 (In exactly one month I will turn 40).  The first time I ever heard of arachnoid cysts was about 3 years ago.  My daughter was about 13.  She was having very bad migraines to the point of passing out.  The doctors did a CT and MRI and found an arachnoid cyst. Of course we went to a neurosurgeon immediately and he said.."she has had it since birth, it's in a "good" spot, just leave it alone".  Her cyst is on the side of her brain.  I had my sister in law who is a nurse come with me to the appointment and also later talked to our family doctor and all the doctors said " leave it alone".. So we did. During the MRI they found that she need sinus surgery though and thought that was more the cause of the headaches.  So we did the surgery and she doesn't have many migraines anymore.  Thank you God!

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Tragically due to legal reasons (the patient's ex wife using this letter against him in court) I have had to take this letter down.

I hate people like you that can't just get along.

You are destroying your kids and you don't even care.

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I am a 26 year old female with an arachnoid cyst in my posterior fossa (found in 2000 "incidentally" after I went through the ER to the Psych ward - 4cm x 2.6cm).  I had been symptomatic my whole life.  Between the ages of 5 an 10 and at least once a year, I would wake up unable to see.  It would go away within an hour or two, so I wasn't scared and did not tell my mother or father.  I have had "weird feelings" in my head and "brainaches" as I called them.  I started seeing flashes of light when my showers were too hot or I was exhausted.  I could continue, but it would take you too long to read, you know the symptoms, and you have a life (I hope, LOL ;).  The neurologist I saw in 2000 said that I should move on and not let it get to me. (I asked him if he was a psychiatrist as well? tee hee...)  Most AC's are asymptomatic (i.e. yours is asymptomatic.)  Go to the ER when you have the headache of your life.  I LISTENED TO HIM!!!!   I had insurance then and didn't persue it.  I was naive, 21, and frankly was relieved to hear that I would be o.k.

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I was sitting in my office when north changed to east (literally).

I immediately become disoriented and sick to my stomach. My coworkersnoticed that my eyes were flitching and I had trouble keeping my balance. I called my wife and told her I could not drive home. Being that this was atypical of me, she did not take it seriously and instructed me to drive home on my own. I had to pull over twice to puke, and it became apparent that I had food poisoning; vomiting, dizziness, upset stomach, etc... But this time it was different. I could not speak clearly and I was extremely dizzy.

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I am a 48 year old woman who has just sat here for 15 minutes crying my eyes out reading these unbelievable and sooooo understanding stories from all of you that have suffered as I have for over 15 years.

I once again have started feeling as if I am crazy, and this has helped me so.

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to all my name is Michelle, I'm 33 years old and a single parent.

I really wouldn't know where the best place to start my story. So I guess I go ahead and start from the beginning.

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