I am 44,F,I am of good wt. and I exercise reg. I was very healthy until about 40 (although things started happen'g slowly in mid 30's). I seem to have so many strange conditions. Right now I am running to so many different types of dr.'s in a quest to find out why I am having syncope. I have been diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope (2yrs. ago) and I am being treated for that with beta blocker and salt tabs, but the fainting is still occurring and in a seated position and one had the appearance of a seizure. They have found evidence of a stroke on 2 MRI's (the 1st being 2 yrs.ago) and an eeg showed mild left sided cerebral dysfunction, so I will be having a video/eeg for a possible seizure disorder. I have Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, so if nothing is found with the video/eeg I may be getting a Reveal Monitor (implant)to look for another arrhythmia. Now, my rheum is send'g me to a neurosurgeon because of a cervical spine MRI. This is where my question stems from: My rheum says that turn'g my neck just the right way can make me faint. Can that be? I was wonder'g if this could, also, account for the rt. sided problems I am having and maybe it is not from the stroke? Is that possible? And the dizziness (it's terrible at times)? Also, when I go see the neurosurgeon what test results should I take (there are so many and I don't know what he would need or be interested in)?
MRI results briefly: "...patient does have a slightly low lying cerebellar tonsil" (no deformity at junction),"...also noted...low lying PICA loop and this loop descends to the level of the posterior arch of C1" "Diffuse bulge at C4-C5 and left paracentral soft disc herniation at C5-C6".
I apologize for the length and multitude of questions. Some welcome, huh? Thank you for your time and "Welcome".