I had my surgery for my spinal fistula in 2015. I actually don’t have a neurololgist, I only have a neurosurgeon and I haven’t seen him for almost two years. I’ll be seeing him again this year, but I have been having some difficult things happening to me. I don’t want to write a novel, but probably a year and a half ago, I started having massive headaches, pressure behind the eyes, dizziness and vertigo that went on for about 2 months. I met with my family doctor, and he did very little. These did pass though, but I have had some lingering things that haven’t gone away since. I feel pressure kind of in my neck, tenderness and tingling in my face (when I touch my face it kind of sends a small shock through my body), vertigo and major anxiety (because ofwhat is going on).
My family doctor is big on blaming anxiety on everything, and a lot of what I was going through are symptoms of anxiety, so he put me on anxiety medication. The medication definitely worked, as my anxiety has gone done quite a bit, but I am still feeling all the other symptoms. Basically, I’m just wondering if anyone else who has gone through similar surgery as I had, have had these same things happen to them. He has now said he thinks it may just be side effects from the surgery and hopes it will get better. When I go and see my neurosurgeon, I will likely not get answers either, as he has no interest in diagnosing anything with me, just making sure that the surgery he did worked, and following up with it. I do have a WONDERFUL urologist, who actually made the diagnosis, and he said he is willing to send me in for an MRI given my history, so I may take him up on it, but I am just curious if other people have had these symptoms.