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2 Weeks

I was diagnosed with VM a 2 weeks ago. The headaches started about 5 weeks ago. After an MRI and spinal tap, my Dr confirmed the VM. While I'm unable to return to work I do like woodworking to clear my mind. The problem it seems is that all the bending over and going up and down intensifies my headache. I'm wondering if I continue woodworking through these headaches if I'll make things worse?

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Hey Hugh, Sorry to hear what you went through. I suffered from TB Men.. Mate my word of advice is to rest as much as you can, dont want to mess around with this stuff. Take it easy for a few weeks and drinks heaps of water and rest up.. My word of advice..

Cheers,

Graeme

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Thanks Graeme. Resting is not easy for me to do as my hobby is working. I will take your advice though.. Thank you!

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Rest now or suffer later. VM usually causes brain and membrane inflammation which needs time to settle and recover. I didn’t rest and then I got worse . So you have a serious illness so do what your body needs , rest it out and then continue woodwork when you are fit again. The headache are telling you.

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And I am listening! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Hello, You can find my 28 year old daughter, Rosie S' Story, via the link on the forum stories from the home page.

We found that cranial massage worked wonders for her. Her job is working with horses on pretty much a daily basis and is very physically demanding.

It is rare for a story to be so positive and we have tried to let people know that this amazing complementary therapy worked for her. It helps release the spinal fluid which VM leaves a blockage for. Rosie is pretty much cured after around 10 sessions coupled with actupuncture, although found awesome relief after only one appointment. She is now free of all pain killers and antidepressants and feels right back to her old self.

We can only let you know what worked for her. It's not for all, but has now given amazing relief for many. It seems the success could be to do with the skill of the cranial osteopath you use. So it is important to find out the osteopaths credentials and experience in this specialised field particularly dealing with VM sufferers, if you can. (Not all osteopaths realise that this helps VM sufferers, it is often carried out on young babies with birthing problems). You need an osteopath and not a therapist who mearly has some training in cranial massage.

If you find you are getting the violent headaches and feeling lethargic and depressed after a few weeks, give this complementary therapy a go, it really could be worth it and save you being on prescribed drugs, along with months, years, of unnecessary suffering.

Kind wishes and best of luck

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Hi Hugh72

I had this after bm for quite a while i think at least 6months to a year and it happens sometimes now but no where near as bad as they used to! They are definitely more manageable and also its more manageable to work at the level of your elbows for comfort as it can be hard to extend higher or lower for long periods i feel. 🤗

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