Wow I hear ya.. Almost the same thing has been happening to me...But I think it's because I asked for a new doc.. and or a second opinion...and you don't want to know what that will get ya....Keep trying Maybe someone out there will help ya...and keep in touch...I'd like to know Who and what I could do as well....View Thread
Now I have to say that the M.R.I. process doesn't pose much of a health concern... but yesterday I had my first one with contrast. At a V.A. hospital, two hours away from me.Good thing I have a Hospital near by because when I woke up this morning, I had a golf ball size lump in my arm and hurt like(hell) pardon my french. My hand and fingers are numb and cold like ice.
I called the emergency room at the V.A. hospital,and was told that a nurse would call me back. I called my local hospital's emergency room and was told to come in immediately. They performed an ultra sound on my arm and found a blood clot that goes from my wrist at the injection site, to my elbow.
what a wonderful gift. and something new to worrie about on top of my other symptoms that are going on with me. now I get to worrie about the possibility of the clot going into my lungs, heart or brain. I was told that blood thinners is the treatment for this and was given some shots for this as well as some meds to thin my blood and now i have to take them for six months.
After three hours in the emergency room I returned home and was finally called back from the V.A. hospital and was told to drive down to them. Oops too late, I already went to my local hospital ER. I told them. that's a shame I was told.The V.A. may not pay for that Visit. I asked why not? and said I didn't cause this.
I never knew that a simple M.R.I. could be so dangerous.....View Thread
Dr. Lava, If I have done this right One of my M.R.I. pics is going to show up in my profile pic. I have some speculations about them and need to know if this is a normal pic or not. If I over stepped my bounds then I guess this would be an insult. Sorry if I stepped on some toes.View Thread
Meniere's was checked for and ruled out. The E.N.T. doc's suspected that at first, and checked for it repeatedly.They also told me that it doesn't explain all the other symptoms as well. Burning and pins and needles and numbness sensation in my legs,difficulty swallowing,blurry vision, cognitive thinking and problem solving issues,Sever balance and coordination issues,and a few others that just doesn't fit a vestibular issue such as Meniere's.
But like they said to me, " You went from a 61% loss of inner ear function to a 100% loss of inner ear function , something is definitely causing this to happen." they also told me that this condition is a Neurological condition.View Thread
I no longer have Insurance, and have tried to file for disability, because there is no definitive diagnosis from a doctor, I don't qualify. I have wrote to the Mayo clinic and was refused even an appointment to be seen, they said that because of the volume of people is so great and my symptoms don't meet their criteria to even warrant an appointment.
I have tried to be seen at the V.A. hospital but that went no where, I have gotten a hold of my Senator's office, to see if I have any alternatives left, So far no answers. I have tried the V.A. Commission as well, and no answers from them as well. I have, how ever, gone to an E.N.T. appointment and found out that I went from a 61% loss of inner ear function in my right ear ( for balance) to a now 100% loss of function. But have excellent hearing in both ears.Just no balance.
I know the body needs both to function right, but is this going to start happening to my left ear now? Will I ever be able to get the function back in my right ear? If my left goes totally out will I be able to walk or will I be wheel chair bound? And because the inner ear function ties in with the visual cortex and brain stem, will all my other symptoms get even worse? Way too many questions, and no answers for them. I just know that this is getting worse,Not better. The tests keep showing this as well, and I know they can't say that it's all in my head,when tests prove other wise.
The E.N.T doc's say that something is causing it and the Neurology doc needs to find out what that may be.But like I tell them, I have no Neurology doc now, and no insurance to get one. The E.N.T. doc's say that I may be able to get medicare, but I have checked on that as well and I don't qualify for that either. Kind of discouraging isn't it, but way more frustrating.View Thread