Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Brain and Head Injuries Forum

Fluid Build-Up in Head

Must Read
How can you tell if a headache is serious, or not? What types of headaches are there? Get started learning the facts about headache here....
Do you know when to seek help for headache symptoms? Learn more about symptoms of the four different types of headaches...and when to go to a doctor here....
Headaches can be caused by various medical conditions. Learn which tests doctors use to diagnose problem headaches...and who you should see to start diagnosis....
This may be a long post so I do apologize in advance. I have been struggling with this for 7 years, and am looking for a straight up answer.

About 7 years ago, I had blunt force trauma to the back of my head. I was 17 years old with no health insurance, and only blacked out for a second, so I didnt take it upon myself to bother my mother with taking me to the hospital.

Since then, multiple symptoms have started to arise over time. My first symptom was pressure in my head. It is not painful at all, but is best described as a feeling that someone is squeezing my brain. Associated with that is a reduction in cognitive abilities, nausia, and exhaustion. No medication has helped this.

Additional Symptoms are as follows...

For 7 years:

Weakness
Exhaustion
Blurred Vision
Random Eye Vibrations
Trouble Swallowing
Tremors
Constipation
No/Low Sex Drive

For Past 4 Years...

Slurred Speech
Difficulty Comprehending Writing
Difficulty with Focus
Short-term memory loss
Pinching Pains all Over Body
Loss of Balance
Nausia
Motion Sickness
Heat Sensitivity (symptoms get worse)
Restless Legs

Recently...

Off and on Moments of Sadness
Lack of Reflexes/Numbness

In addition to those common symptoms, I have experienced a few other temporary things as well...

Total Vision Loss in Right Eye for 45 Min.
Paralysis on one side of the body
Symptoms of stroke that lasted 20Min.


I have recently seen a rhumatologist with suspicion it could be MS or Lupus, and those tests came back negative. I have also had an MRI which the doctor CLAIMED came back negative until I asked for a disc of the MRI in which he mentioned a fluid build-up in my brain.

Upon research of the symptoms of fluid buildup of the brain, every one of my symptoms fit it.

My questions are... what is this fluid?...how do I get rid of it?.... Why did it appear?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

replied July 3rd, 2010
I wanted to add something to this that I may have just discovered. I became curious about my fluid buildup and decided to research it and looked at many MRIs of a brain with that problem and none of them have what I have....which is a massive bright solid white area in the back of my head. Seriously...what is this? I'm going to post my MRI photos soon.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied November 30th, 2010
Get it checked out
You need to seek out a professional who specializes in brain injury. A neurologist or neurosurgeon would be able to handle the swelling if it was present. A physiatrist would be appropriate for coordinating dealing with all the issues you are facing related to the acute condition of the swelling, if that is what you are dealing with. We have a number of brain injury resources we've compiled in the US. They are all accredited to handle brain injuries and would be the best place to start. Your local Brain Injury Association in your state would be another great place to find people specific to brain injury who can help you.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 6th, 2011
braininjuryexpert is absolutely right. Get to a specialist who routinely deals with brain injuries. Neurologist or neurosurgeon. Please, please don't wait until you need an ambulance, because there's no guarantee the expert help you might need will be available.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 27th, 2012
I have been dealing with these same symtoms for almost 15 years add mental cognition and vertigo i have seen many doctors and been through mri they told me they found evidence of fluid buildup did a lumbar puncture and told me i was fine MY SYMPTOMS HAVE TRIPLED SINCE THEN and now add nurapathy! I honestly believe i am dying!
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 27th, 2012
cranial fluid
I have been dealing with these same symtoms for almost 15 years add mental cognition and vertigo i have seen many doctors and been through mri they told me they found evidence of fluid buildup did a lumbar puncture and told me i was fine MY SYMPTOMS HAVE TRIPLED SINCE THEN and now add nurapathy! I honestly believe i am dying!
|
Did you find this post helpful?