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Is this some sort of posture issue?

Went to a friend's play last night in a local theater. There was only 10 rows in the theater, we sat in the 9th. A few minutes into it, I had a weird sensation like my head was going to roll off my shoulders. A few times, I felt like I was ready to pass out and just fall out of the chair so I have to grip whatever is in front of me to prevent it from happening. The rest of the entire play, I had to use my hand to basically help support my head and neck and keep it up because I felt safe this way.

This happens in other situations as well and I noticed it's related to chairs without upper back support, so it happens in stadiums and movie theaters.. basically anywhere where I either don't have upper back support or don't have somewhere to hold on to something in front of me. It's very debilitating as places I have liked to go to over the years, I now can't (and for some reason, has made me afraid of heights too now!)

This all started when I went to physical therapy last July for some neck and upper back pain. I have since been to the following for this: MD (Said it was anxiety, stress, panic), Cardio (Said probably an inner ear issue but prescribed me blood pressure meds even though I don't have high blood pressure), Neurologist (Said it was a vestibular dysfunction, MRI and CT revealed nothing wrong in brain.. just an incidental finding of a cyst in sinus which was not suspicious), ENT (Also said it was inner ear issue that would resolve over time).

Where do I go from here? I'm starting to worry it might be the start of Parkinson's. I've had the following symptoms, which I NEVER had before:

-Ringing in ears (Since September)
-Kink in neck
-Unintended loss of weight (mainly in legs -- thankfully, no cancers have been found in all my tests)
-Shakey hands

Could this still be something with my upper back or neck? It's getting frustrating... even struggling at the gym, where I never had an issue. My doctor found out I also have (or at this point had), Hep B.. along with a low Vitamin D, little low on potassium and Low T.

I've also been to an Ortho doctor who x-rayed my neck and found nothing wrong.

I tried a chiropractor (2 different ones) and it did not help. I've been to a few massages, which also did not help. So now, I need help!
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620923_tn?1426651955

  I am curious, do u have a copy of ur MRI? Ur symptoms are familiar, but it is the MRI that will fill in the rest...even tho u were told it was clear, there may be something the Dr felt was incidental....and worth a 2nd look.

If u do not have a copy of the MRI do contact the facility that did the studies and request a copy on a disk as well as a copy of the report.
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Yes, I have the image as well as the report. Only thing they were able to find on the report:

"In the cavernous sinus on the left there is a partially fatty lesion with some surrounding cystic component which demonstrates a punctate central calcification. This may represent a small dermoid. It is fairly well defined. Six month follow up MRI with attention to the left cavernous sinus is recommended. Obtaining a fat-suppressed image is also recommended. If the patient has clinical symptoms shorter-term followup is recommended. This would include cranial neuropathies of the III, IV and VIth nerves. I do not believe that this impinges upon nerve V in Meckel's Cave directly"

I've asked my neuro and doctor about this and they said leave it alone, and didn't suggest a follow up was needed. I still suspect this is a spine or neck issue as it all started during a physical therapy session...
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620923_tn?1426651955

  Hi,...u may want to take the MRI to another Dr for a 2nd opinion.....this is something u deff should follow up on....
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