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I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri is there a special diet?

Pseudotumor cerebri. There is no specific diet, but i would watch the salt and fluid intake. Read more...
No special diet. You might find this monograph on hydrocephalus interesting. It's brief, informative, written for the lay person, and free. http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog. Read more...

What to do if I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri?

Consult a neurosurgn. If you are having headaches or more importantly, changes in your vision, you need to see a neurosurgeon to have your shunt checked. Pseudotumor can be treated with a shunt, but if the shunt stops working, the symptoms may return. Read more...
Watch your vision. Read this brief, informative, and free monograph for more information on vp shunts. It discusses symptoms of shunt failure as well. http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog Patients with pseudo tumor cerebri in particular should keep a close watch on their vision, with periodic (annual?) eye checks. Make sure your eye doc knows you have this condition. Diminished vision is the worst complication of pseudotum. Read more...

Have pseudotumor cerebri and chiari malformation with vp shunt. Why do I feel pressure in head and have periodic blurry vision?

Complex-have checked. Your symptoms may be related to your condition but definitely merit some evaluation. Atypical pressure or blurriness of vision may be signs of more significant changes. Visit your ophthalmologist, neurologist, and/or neurosurgeon for a complete assessment. Read more...
Pseudotumor cerebri. You should check with your ophthalmologist and neurosurgeon. If the vp shunt is not functioning normally to keep the spinal fluid pressure low enough, you could develop symptoms like those you are experiencing. This might result in papilledema (swelling of the optic nerves) which your ophthalmologist should be able to detect. Read more...
Have shunt tested. You should speak to your neurosurgeon about the proper functioning of the shunt. It may be malfunctioning intermittently. Read more...

Can't lower 1, 000 mg daily acetazolamide despite acidosis due to pseudotumor cerebri / chiari I & lack of insurance for shunt. Suggestions?

CONSIDER GYCEROL. Although glycerol is not commonly used, may be an alternative choice if minimal GI rxtns. Another approach is serial lumbar punctures to remove regular amounts of spinal fluid. Read more...