Since my brain injuries in March 2014 I’ve been having occasional pain on the left side of my brain and in the back of my head by my cerebellum. The pain in the back of my head I’ve been told is from the type 1 chiari malformation I have, a result of my shunt over draining.
I figured out the pain on the left side of my brain and tingling sensations on the top two corners of my head are because my nervous system is ”looking” for the shunt to be on the left side. The tingling feeling I have is from what I suspect is body believing it’s still about to have a stroke again….
Prior to all of this, I’ve always slept on my right side where my shunt was, it’s a comfort thing. Yet I noticed I’ve been sleeping on my left side. I believe this is because the shunt was on that side of my brain which led me to sleep on that side. Because of this, I’ve decided to get used to sleeping on the right side again because that’s where my shunt is now. I feel once I’ve convinced my body the shunt is where it’s suppose to be, the pain I’ve been feeling on the left side of my brain and tingling sensations should stop.
I’ve tried this for about two weeks now and I’ve noticed the pain on the left side of my brain is less.
Much better solution than being given various medications which don’t work and alter my mood.