I had brain surgery for blocked ventricle
I've had problems with my nerves, shaking, sweating and anti social since I was 11 years old. After a few years I started falling down after standing up and had brain surgery when I was 20 years old and was told there was a blockage of scar tissue in ventricle that kept the protective fluids from surrounding my brain. They said the blockage could have been from an injury or I could have been born with it. Could the blockage have caused damage to my nervous system and that's why I was put on medication for my nerves after surgery? I was taking the medication, Xanax, since then,1982, and after 31 years have been cut off the medication and cannot function as a normal person. Withdrawals from quick discontinuation of Xanax are very painful and I'm back to shaking and very nervous all of the time. I never took Xanax to get high but it helped me to function as a 'pretty close to normal' person. Now I can't go out in the world without the medication but no Doctor will prescribe it and all other medications they've tried to put me on have made me sick or more shaky. Could the blockage have returned? Should they give the Xanax back to me? Should I have another x ray of my brain? I had a Pneumoencephalogram done before brain surgery and am glad for others that they don't do them anymore. Except in some cases. Headaches after the Pneumo were extremely bad for days afterwards.
Doctors just tell me they don't care about the surgery and don't care that I no longer have a life. I know Xanax is addictive but I also know my body needs it to function. I choose to say that I'm dependent on Xanax.
Brain Scans and possibly more surgery or Xanax or both?