You might consider nerve impingement/encroachment in your neck... did no one do a doppler of your carotid arteries to check for blockage there? Did they check your potassium and iron levels?
thanks for the reply, the iron was checked and was fine, not sure of the details.
what is the Potassium test known as?
i never had doppler for the carotid artery, can it affect somone young as 31? can it cause symptoms on both sides of body? would the CT scan cross out many causes if it was normal?
my lft test results have been abnormal for many yeas was negative for hep viruses and autoimmune dasease.Drs are now pointing fingers to this I know my problem/symptoms is all in one as they all started together in one day, not at seperate times.
the steroid drops worked instantly and my eyes are getting better, but i have floaters which are annoying, was told by the eye MD he could see them and my brain will get used to them soon.
i'm thinking of going private as NHS in the UK is all about budget and saving, So hopfully soon thats my next step.
so i could be looking to do the following tests:
1 doppler for the carotid artery check up
2 potassium test
3 scans such as ct or mri of the back and neck?
just need direction so i can finally get to being treated.
Cracking the back I believe has fallen into disfavor by many chiropractors. You might check with a more modern method licensed chiropractor to see if any of your symptoms could have been brought on by the cracking, since your symptoms occured so close to when you had that done.
Now, back to what I was talking about before. Potassium (K), one of your electrolytes I believe they would check doing a metaboic panel: if it is depleted in your body to a low level, you can have symptoms such as weakness, tiredness, tingling or numbness, abdominal cramping and bloating amongst other symptoms.
Regarding the doppler for your carotid arteries- your concern was circulatory and since you had a drooping eyelid and brain fog amongst other symptoms, I think perhaps they should make sure there wasn't a lot of plaque built up in one or both of these important blood vessels supplying your brain that could be impeding the flow of oxygen, etc. to your brain. High cholesterol, high triglycerides and inflammation can be key factors in plaque build up in blood vessels. Some people have naturally high cholesterol while others clog their arteries with unwise food choices... and I believe you don't have to be old to clog your arteries. A friend of mine in his 30s had to have heart surgery for two arteries that were clogged with plaque. However, if you were having TIAs, you likely would notice one side or the other affected from them rather than both at the same time.
Regarding your liver function tests being abnormal- is your bilrubin high? If so, did they only test you for hepatitis? Did they not do an MRCP to check and see if any bile ducts were being blocked? I'd really want to ask the doctor about my liver problem if I was in your shoes. You can't live without your liver the saying goes. I met a lady at church who had a lot of problems with her liver and it turned out a gluten intolerance had something to do with it, I believe.
I would think if you had a CT or MRI scan of your neck, that could rule out nerve encroachment by reason of bone spurs, arthritic changes, etc. and check for disc herniation. And if you had any injury lower down to your back, I believe it should be investigated.
I'm hoping national health care is repealed before our health care quality diminishes to rationing, like I've heard is happening in the U.K.. I'm glad if you have the means to go private and try to really get help for yourself.
Again thank you very much for the reply and plenty of usefull information
MRCP im not sure if we have that here in UK, i did have an ultrasound of the liver,pancreas,gallbladder and they seemed fine, the liver just shown inflamation,
i believe the only abnormal result was the ALT was raised (in the 60's and 120's normally defined as mild elivation) the bilrubin was low. I have a appontment with an hepatologist on the 30th of this month so will get the ball rolling.
i'm almost afraid of asking Drs here for the tests as they begin to think you're depressed or hypochonriac. I will speak to a Dr tomorrow.
the direction will request for the metabolic panel,
will have to see what i can do about the
carotid arteries ultrasound
CT or MRI scan of your neck and back
may go abroad soon to get for private treatement, one more odd symptom i do get is, i can't tolerate heat, gives me breathing and panic attacks, but i think you have put me on the right direction as during the initial begining symptoms my right side of my head was heavy behind my right jaw for many days, And i did have chelostrol checked it was fairly high, must be my diet.
Thank you very much, just going to make a list of what tests i can have done, so i can get them done privately.
i had the H pylori test in novemeber, and i had been chasing it up, i just was called by the labs and advised My Dr should havce had the results and given them to me, i didn't really look for the results because normaly Drs contact you if they are positive, anyways, it was positive.
Could this be the route cause of all my problems? even though all my problems began in a day, including the eye inflamation. i will be going to Drs tomorrow about removing this nasty bug, unfortuantley since i have it, means antibiotics.
i do suffer from diahhrea,duodenal ulcer and acid reflux so this obviously explains these symptoms i hope. But i have had chronic diahorrea for many years since i was 16, im 31 now, so it could mean i've had this bug for most of my life.
Anyways thought id give an update on this
would a ultrasound of the carotid arteries be sufficient to check for blockage?