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I’m curious about these things because I’ve recently been looking into where and how CSF (Cerebro Spinal Fluid) get’s absorbed back into the system. If we (EDSers with POTS) all have an excess of CSF in the brain area, what’s going wrong that it is not being absorbed at the rate it’s being produced ?
I’ve been reading a research paper showing that some of the outlets, of CSF fluid from the brain area, include the eyes and the nose, yet my eyes and nose are notably dry. I know that when you have dry eyes, dry nose and dry mouth, it can be diagnosed as ‘Sjogrens’ and this I believe is caused by the immune system reaction.
I know Dr Diana has linked immune system problems (Mast Cell Activation) with our condition and, as such, I would like to know if anyone who has had dry eyes, nose or mouth, has noticed any improvement, once they’ve been on the H1 and H2 treatments (Cetirizine and Zantac) for quite a while?
I also wondered whether maybe the pathways, to these outlets, were being restricted by the brain bearing down on them (because of excess fluid above the brain) which might explain why Diamox might make a difference. I would be happy to hear anyone’s experiences or comments on this
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