Hi Loraine, and a very happy
to the group. I'm so glad that having the shunt has made a big difference, and if it's any consolation my first VP shunt got blocked and had to be revised after 3 weeks. It is a lot better than having lumbar punctures and you forget you have it after a while.
It must have been awful for you collapsing like that in your classroom, and then not being able to see for a while either. Thank goodness your sight returned to normal though.
Have you continued to teach?
As for the tinnitus, I'm afraid most of us with IIH have it. It is one of the side effects of Diamox, although many of us have found that when we aren't on the Diamox, we still have the tinnitus. Which ends up being one of those that we end up having to live with I'm afraid.
I look forward to getting to know you better, and I hope you like it here and find it helpful and reassuring.