I finally had a follow-up appt with an ENT to discuss my pansinusitis/surgery and VNG results.
I have been having constant headaches and periods of lightheadness. I also get what I call a "visual drunkeness" when my headaches are at their worst.
My neuro ordered a VNG which showed a 77% weakness in my right ear during the Caloric Test. I also had a brainstem evoked potential which showed no brain issues which could cause the dizziness.
Well,... not only did the ENT say that I don't need surgery (just prescribed Flonase), but he said that he wasn't concerned about the right ear vestibular weakness. He stated that the Caloric tests are highly inaccurate and since I don't have "vertigo", just the lightheadness, he's not concerned.
Also said that the lightheadedness isn't due to my chronic sinusitis and the "visual drunkeness" that I get with the bad headaches is not sinus or inner ear related.
So, I left that appt very frustrated! He basically discounted the VNG testing, plus over-ruled the PA that told me I needed expedited surgery on my sinuses. The only thing he's now looking into is my pulsatile tinnitus.
Have any of you ever been told that about the Caloric testing? I'm assuming that I should now go and get a second opinion? I took forever to get this appointment (and it was "rushed" through by the PA).