Re: Facial pain?
- Hi Jessica,
My name is Bill. in 1985 (it hardly seems that long ago) I had 2
shunt operations to drain an arachnoid cyst (in the 3 ventricle).
I live with a chronic Headache which I have found is best controlled
with a diet rich in fruits (5 servings a day) and vegetables (5-6
servings a day), a habit I picked up 5 years prior to my surgeries
when I went on one of those "once in a lifetime" diets and lost 60
lbs. While the headache never really goes away, the anti oxidents
tend to dull its effects. Without my usual intake of anti oxidents I
As for pain around my incision, I have 2 terrific scars on my head.
Fortunately, while no hair has grown where the doctors cut, enough
remained that it covers any hint that I have had surgery. (Worse, any
gray I had, is long gone. I turned 56 yesterday. The waitress at the
place we went to last night thought I was 34.) At any rate, and thank
goodness this has only happened a few times, I have bumped my head
right on the point of on of the incisions sending a terrific pain
right through by whole body - like a spike. If I rub the top of my
head I will feel where incisions were, but not to the point of
creating excessive pain. Of course theworse part is that since I
never complain, no one suspects how I feel.
Something else you may want to start doing is taking a Vitamin E pill
(1000 IU). I take one every other day. But that is something you
should touch base with either your neurologist or regular doctor.
Good luk. And keep us informed how things work out.