please someone help me i dont know what to do anymore i have had every test , ct scans blood tests ultra sounds , doctors think its all in my head but i know something is wrong , i know its not stress my syptoms are Loss Of Balance weird Feeling Like Im Stoned Or Drunk dizziness presure headaches sore right ear , it went away for a few weeks i was starting to feel better now its worse than before please help me ???
only thing doctor can find wrong with me is a lot of fat on my liver and i used to be a heavy marijuana smoker for 12 years i have since quit all smoking including cigi's and i have stoped drinking alcohol ,i have noticed a small bump on my neck just behind my ears it has appeared in the last few days since my symptoms have come back
First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes.
The symptoms that you describe would suggest dysfunction in the cerebellum (the area of the brain that controlls balance and motor coordination). Chronic alcohol use can lead to damage and atrophy of the vermis of the cerebellum and lead to many of the symptoms that you describe (including the fatty liver). The affects of alcohol can be permanent and will not 'fully improve' despite quitting consumption and replacing lost vitamins. Other possibilites include Wilson's disease, tumor afffecting the cerebellum, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, or chronic infection such as viral infection, syphillis, tuberculosis, HIV etc. The symptoms of 'bumps behind the ears' suggest enlargement of the posterior auricular lymph nodes, which can be found in many infections. I would suggest an MRI of your brain with GAD contrast (the CT scan is not adequate), basic lab work including CBC, CMP, RPR, HIV test, ACE level, copper/ceruloplasmin and ESR. I would also suggest a lumbar puncture to evaluate for infection or inflammation. I would supplement your balanced diet with 1mg of Folate and 100mg of Thiamine per day. You should also have an ENT look at you ear for any causes of local pain or infection (inner ear problems/infections can also cause a similar loss of balance/drunk feeling).
I hope this has been helpful.
please go to the doctor and show him the bump behind your ear. My brother had the same thing happen, he had an infection, but he waited forever to have it looked at and it got so bad they had to surgically remove the bump. Your inner ear can cause balance problems and such. Take care and keep us updated : )
im not a doctor but i had a same symptoms as you for years and got so many differents diagnoses from doctors, meneires,tmj,anxiety,i could go on...........
i had mri also and it always came back saying i had a chiari malformation, the doctors always said oh thats nothing that wouldn't cause all that. well i continued to get worse where i couldn't do even simple tasks no memory, dizziness was terrib;e that lost in space feeling like i was in a nother world, a zoney feeling, then i went to a neurologist and yes the chiari was my problem. maybe look it up.
i hope you don't have it but if you do at least you'll finally find out whats wrong
Hi, I am not a doctor but have you had an ear infection lately or been examined for mastoiditis? The symptoms are amongst others, loss of balance, ear pain and a lump to form behind the ear. It is easily treatable with antibiotics but very dangerous if left untreated. It is not so common these days-my diagnosis was a coincidence through an mri to check the growth rate of a brain tumor.
sore neck, stiff neck
green crusty mucus from nose
sore right ear sometimes on & off
lump behind right ear
headaches sometimes on & off (pressure)
pressure on my spine like my neck muscles are pulling down and crushing my neck(spine)
reflux, digestion problem , bad breathe
dreamy drunk feeling , when i push to hard and over work myself
sore numbness right side of back under shoulder blade from liver area
I would get an MRI of your head. That is the most important information that I could give about your body. In March 2006 I got an MRI result with Chiari. There can be up to 46 symptoms for it. I started getting symptoms after a nasty fall I had in early 2005. I had a bad really headache and felt like I couldn
my doctor wont send me for a MRI , he said its all from stress, i went to see another doctor, she told me to see my regular doctor and get him to send me for an MRI , i went to my local hospital which has a brand new MRI machine they told me it was stress gave me vallium and sent me home , i feel like giving up what can i do ,it might be eaiser to just jump off a high bridge , austalia has the best health care system in world even if you are poor you can still get good treatment but after paying taxes all my life i cant even get a MRI i m willing to pay the $280 out of my own pocket but everyone thinks im wasting resources and im making it up and there's nothing wrong with me
Don't even *think* about jumping off a high bridge--whether you just said that out of frustration or you have seriously contemplated it. That is not what you want to do. You obviously don't feel well and want to find out what is causing you to be sick and hopefully get some sort of help for it so you can feel better, so that is the path you should continue to pursue--in spite of the incredulity of your doctors.
I have been down that path myself, Jilda, and felt suicidal on a number of occasions during the past 13 years--usually after leaving the doctor's office, but I knew that if I harmed myself I would only "prove them right." And that wasn't my goal-my goal was to get a diagnosis and hopefully get some kind of treatment for whatever was wrong with me. I told my mother that the only way they would ever figure out what was wrong with me was when they did an autopsy on me, because no doctor was willing to believe that I was actually ill. I used to pray over and over, "Please, God, help me. Nobody else will." After spending 13 years trying to convince doctors that my symptoms were not psychosomatic I am FINALLY on my way to getting a diagnosis and am BELIEVED! I know your desperation. I only hope you are more assertive and persistent than I was. You know better than anyone what you used to feel like and what is normal for you/your body. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Why don't you print up a copy of the CCF doctor's posting with his suggestions and take it with you to the next doctor appointment and ask them to comment on what he said. He recommended a brain MRI among other things. Insist on having the brain MRI, especially if you are willing and able to pay for it out of pocket.
The sooner you find out what is causing you to be off- balance, your spaciness, head pressure symptoms the better, because if there is any available treatment then you can get it. Best wishes to you.
TMJ / TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a term used to describe a group of symptoms including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement. In many cases people suffering from TMJ / TMD report chronic pain in the jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulders, or back, or any combination of these areas. Snoring, grinding of teeth, frequent ear infections and restricted airway are other problems associated with TMJ / TMD. This group of symptoms is also referred to as MPD (myofascial pain dysfunction) and craniomandibular dysfunction.
Who Suffers From TMJ
The majority of people suffers to a greater or lesser degree from TMJ. Although women report more pain from TMJ, TMJ in men causes as much or more damage to the teeth, gums, bones and joints. Children are especially sensitive to TMJ and usually show early signs with ear infections, leaning their head on an arm, lip, cheek, or finger biting, sucking or chewing, headaches, snoring, grinding of their teeth at night, and significant chewing of gum.
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