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Old 11-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone have hearing problems caused by a brain tumor?

Okay, first of all, I'm not a hypochondriac. I know the chances of me having a brain tumor are slim to none; but I'm having an MRI done to rule it out. So I'm looking for people who were diagnosed with one, what their symptoms were and what they were like.

Here's what's going on with me:
1. The main reason I'm being seen is my ear. Since Halloween there has been pressure and fullness in my left ear, but I'm pretty sure it's not fluid. I think that because between 5-9 at night, it slowly relieves itself until it's almost gone and it's just a slight sensation. Today I woke up and it feels slight. When it's bad and really acting up everything on that side has a hum underneath it, it's really loud. But, like I said it goes away. I haven't had any vertigo, or felt dizzy. The canal/drum look fine, no wax or infection. The gave me short steroids that helped quite a bit on Nov 5th, but it was only for 4 days. My left ear rings quite a bit too.

2. The last 4 days I've had the same headache. I'll wake up with it killing me, base of my neck around to the right side of my head. After I get up and walk around, a few hours later it'll calm down to a regular headache.

3. My boss and my boyfriend pointed this symptom out to me, I didn't think anything of it. I have a slight tremor in my hands, very slight. I coach gymnastics so my hands are out a lot. I've also lost my balance sometimes. Walk into things, almost fall backwards or to the side. I kinda think I've always been clumsy.

4. This I've noticed, I'm having a harder time reading. I can read very fast, but I've been reading a lot slower, it's like my eyes jump around on the sentences more rather than read smooth across. This may be due to me getting distracted by the noise in my ear. Same thing goes with talking. I'm stuttering a lot more, and can't find my words the same- that never happens to me.

So I'm looking for personal stories from you, people you know, with brain tumors. What their symptoms or your symptoms were like. I can read symptoms all day online, but I think first person will help me more to relate/distinguish what I'm going through and whether there may be a tie or not.

I'm a 22 year old otherwise healthy female.

Last edited by lyssabugg; 11-15-2012 at 08:54 AM.

 
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