sou wrote:Very interesting, cheer.
Here is a brief history of my time
I developed a tumor at the base of my neck, being 7 years old. Had a series of tests for cancer. All came up clear. My doctor didn't want to look more into it, since it was not malignant. His opinion was that it could be some vein that for some reason got swollen. The tumor went away gradually, and it was completely gone when I got 20. However, the right side of my neck doesn't feel normal, even today, 23 years after the fact.
Interestingly allergies cause activation of the inflammation cascade obviously and that triggers some coagulation activation in some people as a side effect (that is they type of coagulation problem I have), so might the person with a stenosis get a little extra plugged up in the spring and fall if they are allergic?
I have wondered if people might have events as a result of effort too. The valsalva maneuver is known to cause reflux even in some "normal" adults. THe vm is when you hold your breath and strain for anything--constipation causes it but it also can be any other thing that mkaes you do that ...life the couch to vacuum underneath, you name it.
Loobie wrote:I just thought of something that I didn't add from my early diagnosis days. The first guy that saw me was an opthamologist; not a neuro-optho, just and optho. At any rate, his initial thoughts were that I had "exercise induced ocular ischemia". And he was worried about my jugulars.
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