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Balance sorted after 3 and a half yearso
« on: January 05, 2016, 01:47:31 pm »
Hi All,
After gamma knife radiation in Sept '12, my balance was really bad. Physios helped a lot, exercises helped too, but I was left with a semi permanent headache that spiked to migraine level pain 3 or 4 times most day and very poor balances. Painkillers made it worse. Eventually  I saw a consultant who wondered if I was having migraines caused by the radiation trauma. I do have migraines, but they didn't feel like this. Anyway, he sent a list of anti migraine medicine to my GP and suggested I try them. The first 4 made me quite ill, but the latest is Duloxetine and it's working very well. My balance is settled,  I have been driving, which I couldn't attempt since the radiation, so I am a very happy bunny! If this strikes chord with anyone else, it may help. ☺


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Re: Balance sorted after 3 and a half yearso
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 08:30:05 pm »
I am glad things are working out for you.  Always good to see a positive on the forum, even if it took some time.
Dx 2.6 cm Nov 2012, 35% hearing loss.  Grew to 3.5 cm Oct 2013.  Pre-op total hearing loss, left side tongue numb.  Translab Nov 2013 House Clinic.  Post-op no permanent facial or other issues.  Tongue much improved.  Great result!!