Pseudotumor Cerebri - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

Symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri include symptoms that closely mimic large brain tumors:

  • headache,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • pulsating sounds within the head.
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Comment from: jessica C., 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

This is all very new to me. I have been suffering from what we have thought to be chronic migraine for 6 years now, and my doctor seems to think pseudotumor cerebri may be the underlying cause of them. I am just hoping to find a solution to the persistent pain. The odd thing is I didn't start gaining my weight until the migraines really kicked up.

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Comment from: JJBM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

I have now had an off and on battle with pseudotumor cerebri. Sometimes my vision will just go red, other times I will just pass out. Sometimes I will just have severe head and neck pain. They have tried Diamox, caffeine, and another pain medicine Fioricet. The only thing that keeps the symptoms at bay is a lumbar puncture where they drain the spinal fluid to a normal level. Every 6 months to 2 years this seems to be required.

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