Due to Covid, my MRI has been delayed for 2 months. I’ve been going to an amazing chiropractor for almost a year now, & she believes I have chiari. I’d never heard of it before, but after reading through alot of medical research as well as personal stories & testimonials, I am almost completely positive this is what I am dealing with.
Just over the past couple of months my dizziness has been horrible, even waking me up when I rolled onto my back one night. I have blackouts on a regular basis (managed to make it to a seat every time!) I’ve had everything checked out, blood work, even a heart & lung scan. I am a fitness enthusiast, so all of these things come back looking great.
But despite my being fit, I’m always tired, always have a headache, & get dizzy just squatting to pick up something from the floor. The fatigue & constant pain at the base of my neck, I remember dealing with that as early as age 5 (I’m 33 now). I also have always ground my teeth in my sleep, to the point of chipping them. (I have a guard now.)
Its been stressful, infuriating, & even frightening at times. But knowing that its not just something I’m imagining, & finding others to share this with… I already have some peace.