My 68 year-old husband was diagnosed with fluid on the brain 7 months ago.He had a shunt put into his brain with a tube going into his abdominal cavity where excess fluid is supposedly drained off and eventually absorbed into the blood stream.
His shunt has not improved the amount of fluid in the brain ventricles and there appears to be nothing wrong with it when checked recently. The balance, bladder, and “fuzzy” thinking persist and are worse now than when he was first diagnosed in March. After taking Vesicare for the bladder, there was great improvement, but we learned from his neuropsychologist this week that any anti-choleric(sp?) drug as this will many times worsen memory/dementia problems.
Anyone out there battling this frustrating disease? It is idiopathic unless one has just had a traumatic head injury leading to NPH.