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kellyjo
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2011, 08:46:56 AM »

Dont shy away from shunts folks, I got mine in April and it was one of the best things ive done. Within 48 hours my eyesight was perfect again (id lost a lot of peripheral and had intermittent total loss) and after 7 bad days while my head adjusted to its new pressure, another week and I was good as new. I had it adjusted a few weeks later which was pretty horrid for a few days but on a day-to-day basis my iih is almost forgotten.

Id rather have the surgery and a few weeks unpleasant recovery than be continually pumping my body with drugs with a multitude of side-effects.

Obviously we are all different and have different symptoms and requirements so I understand shunts arent for everyone. But I also know how scary they sound beforehand, and what amazing results they can have.

KJ xx
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 08:53:34 AM »

A shunt has never been discussed with me... from what I can gather they are normally used as the last route to go down when nothing else works xxx
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 01:22:06 PM »

I have said this many times - but my shunt has changed my life. It gave me my sight back and virtually no headaches for 6 years.

I dread to think where I would be now if I'd never had one put in.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 05:19:24 PM »

I have had a mixed experience where shunts are concerned.  My vp shunt is great but if found the lp shunt to be nothing but trouble.  I definately agree with Toni though, shunts are fantastic when they are working. xxx
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