I have intracranial pressure, dr is certain its obesity related and won't really look at anything else. Problem is I am not obese. Im 31, f, 5'7" 170, but muscled and athletic. Measurements 40" 31" 45" and far stronger than the average female. I have ehlers danlos, I recently had a thyroid fail but its back to normal now. (cut the salt from my diet, didn't realize I cut all the iodine out and the thyroid kind of needs that) No sudden weight gain. Since the dr told me losing a little weight will make it stop I upped my rollerblading, lost 10 lbs in six weeks. Nothing has changed as far as the dizziness and visual anomalies from the ICP. Dr wants me to get a spinal tap, Im cool with that, but shes just too busy to do it anytime soon. So much for how dangerous they keep telling me this is eh? So meanwhile I am looking outside of her obesity box. I have an incredibly weak neck, always have but lately its been more annoying. If I don't support it just right at all times I get instant migraines. Is it possible that can cause the brain swelling fun?
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I have increased intracranial, they tap for that to check fluid pressure and test for infections/abnormalities. Still have not heard back from the neuro, have to call back tomorrow. again. They said this is dangerous and all of that scary jazz, but they won't make the appointment to get the next test done. Its driving me crazy. Im thinking I need to change Drs, this one seems extremely disinterested, and was very condescending during the initial appointment. I tried to tell her about a skin infection I had about the same time the pressure started just in case there was a tie in, and she told me that it was stretch marks. Explaining what stretch marks are as if I were 5 years old. So asking if my neck could be part of it was just not possible.