Hello, I was diagnosed 1 month ago with mild mastoiditis after two months of symptoms which included: dizziness, light headed, confusion, or fogginess, and headaches. Doctor ordered a CT-scan and came out clean. Then he ordered an MRI and came back with mild mastoiditis. Keep in mind that this diagnosis was not made by the ENT but rather the radiologist I guess. He put me on a two week antibiotic and symptoms were reduced or almost completely gone, but they came back last night. I've tried everything from antihistamines, decongestants, all sorts of allergy meds, antibiotics, and nothing seems to work. I'll post my images and let anyone take a shot, possibly a Doctor or P.A could help me out sorting out my mess. Of course I'll post few, but I do have the whole set If interested. - Jessie.
I had my cousin who's an ENT take a look at my MRI, he got a second opinion also and said that it was clear and ok. That though does not necessarily relieves my desperation because I still feel sick, I'm not even sure what to do next. All I can think of is it's either chronic labyrinthitis, which then is later compensated by the cerebellum making me feel all weird or Meniere's disease, or who knows what. I just need someone to slow down, and give me an honest opinion based on experience, but all Dr's that i've seen either under test me or jump to conclusions like "stress". This is the second flair that I experience, first was 2011 in March and lasted 4-6 weeks, with vertigo/dizziness that later turned into brainfog, cogfog and then was gone until July 2012 same order of events, but with occasional headache and no dizziness, just disorientation, confusion from time to time. I read that, that could be a cerebellar clamp effect. But who knows, and I might never know.View Thread
Believe it or not, I'm still having problems and nobody seems to be helping me. I went to a Neurologist and he thinks its "stress". I'm giving up slowly and now I have no money for consults. I've visited the ENT 6 times easily and the Neuro once. Who can I pay online to give me a second opinion or re-read my MRI?View Thread
I exercise almost every day, don't smoke, don't drink, don't do drugs. I'm 158 lbs, and 5.9. and 30 yrs old. - Could it be something extremely serious like MS or some sort of demyelination problem?View Thread
Thank you for your reply Dr. I understand you can't legally comment on it. What's odd is that a year ago this happened around the same time and I was diagnosed (without any tests) with eustachian tube dysfunction. and was prescribed antihistamines and decongestants, and it went away for a year. Now.. I had already been experiencing those symptoms for about 4 weeks, maybe the medication or diagnosis wasn't accurate but instead it went away on its own and just coincided with me taking the antihistamines thus thinking that my problem was allergies. - This time around, same symptoms happened and tried several antihistamines and nothing worked, leading me to the conclusion that it wasn't in fact an allergy problem. The first test was a ct scan, that came out clear. - The second was the mri to r/o any other problems, and the rad report came back with this: There is focal inflammatory signal in the left mastoid air cells, consistent with mastoiditis." When you say it may be a neurological problem... what exactly do you mean? Could it be something serious?View Thread