Staying Positive Through My Experience with CVST: Maddie’s Story

…week later, when the pain reached its peak, that I returned to the ER and finally received a scan. I was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis, or CVST, which…

Many Doctors Aren’t Familiar with CVST: Abigail’s Story

…two scans, suddenly I had a whole team of people telling me I had CVST, a severe blood clot in the brain. They said that this condition is rare, especially…

Birth Control for Fertility Treatments Caused My Stroke and CVST: Antonella’s Story

…Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST). They explained that, although I was bleeding on my brain, they had to put me on a heparin blood thinner drip because the main priority was…

My Baby Had a CVST: Ivanna and Giovanna’s Story

My name is Giovanna, and I am the mother of baby Ivanna. We are from Mexico, and I want you to share our story. My family has a history of…

I Had Three Large Blood Clots in my Brain: Jessica’s Story

…a condition known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, or CVST. Two of them were in the sinuses of my brain. The sinuses of the brain are large veins that receive…

A Constant Headache Was a Sign of Something Serious: Marjorie’s Story

…I had something called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, or CVST. After talking to the doctor, we were able to put all of the information together, and realized the weekend was…

The Last Thing I Remember Was Trying to Say, ‘Help me:’ Heather’s Story

…More precisely, I had CVST, or cerebral venous sinuous thrombosis. A blood thinner was immediately administered. After a few weeks of inpatient care, I was discharged and thrust into a…

Recovery is Not Linear: Desiree’s Story

…all blood clots because this condition can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, or health status. I especially want to raise awareness of CVST. Symptoms often mimic more benign…

Mamas Get Blood Clots Too: Justine’s story

…but after talking to my doctor I was convinced to get an MRI, where they found a blood clot in my brain (CVT or CVST). I have since been on…

I Had a Blood Clot in my Brain: Jacarra’s Story

…showed multiple blood clots in my brain, also known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). After a short hospital stay, I was prescribed anticoagulants (blood thinners) for six months and…