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Jamesy

689d

I have managed pseudotumor cerebri since 2007 with an LP shunt. Recently I have started experiencing symptoms I related to high BP, but I'm starting to think something is wrong with my shunt. Hoping to speak with others who have similar experiences with long-term shunt use.

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    • HenriettaHeadache

      676d

      My LP shunt failed after about 4 years. Something in it broke and I had to have surgery to repair it. Could be that something in yours failed.

    • HenriettaHeadache

      676d

      My LP shunt failed after about 4 years. Something in it broke and I had to have surgery to repair it. Could be that something in yours failed.

    • legg0megg0

      687d

      I don't have a shunt but I'm starting to lean towards going after it. I can't keep doing these LPs they're starting to hurt. Have you had to get it replaced before? My doctors say a lot of people have to get them replaced. Sorry you're having increasing pain again!

      • Jamesy

        687d

        @legg0megg0 I've not had it replaced, no. 15 years almost with it without issues! I'm thinking it prob needs replaced now.

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