Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pre surgical symptoms

constant pressure headache (pushing out around the skull)
facial pain through cheekbones
migraines 1-4 days per week

Nausea/fatigue/sick feeling
every day after doing too much
some days after doing nothing

Back pain
lower spine, mid spine, neck, muscle spasms in neck and shoulders

always when upright in mornings
sometimes during sleep (very infrequent)

Low blood pressure
from standing (5 minutes still, 15 minutes walking)
spells several times a week--semi-conscious

fall several times a day

Heavy head
after holding head up for 30 minutes

Swallowing problems
trouble swallowing pills-need chin down, sometimes gets stuck
choke on food and water

Wake up sweating and shivering

Bladder problems
drips before and after urination
incomplete emptying

Out of it/easily startled/confusion/difficulty concentrating/aphasia

Vertigo spells

Hip pain/pain down back of legs

Vertigo spells

Extreme fatigue/orthostatic intolerance in mornings


Temperature control problems/goosebumps/overheating