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Old 09-12-2003, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hi,
How did your app't go with the neuro today? I hope you got some answers!
I do feel a little better myself today although very tired. The vertigo episodes sure seem to do that to me. I guess the old brain gets tired trying to keep up.
Take care and let me know how you made out.

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Old 09-14-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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hi grace

thanx for thinkin' of of me . it actually didn't go as i planned.
he didn't use the evil word "stress" once! that suprised the heck out of me. he also said he doesn't think it's my neck or my ears or a TMJ problem but, he said he won't entirely disagree with me. if i think i neuro-otologist and an MRI is the way to go then okay. yay! so now i have to go through my family doctor to get the proper referal (i'm not sure where you are in Canada but in Ontario everything must go back to a GP). it's kinda stupid. so i'm not really happy with how it went but for once i'm not disappionted, so i can't complain.

how have you been doing? have the vertigo attacks stopped yet? it's raining here in Hamilton and i feel terrible. my brainfog is even noticeable to others. this sux.

hope your having a good day

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Old 09-14-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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Hi Anastasia,
Since the neurologist thinks your problem isn't tmj, ears or neck, did he give you any indication what it could be?
I live in BC and here you have to have a referral from a gp to see a specialist and a gp cannot order cat scans or mri's, it has to be the specialist.
I am not doing too badly. At least the spins are gone but the brain fog is pretty bad. It is still raining here off and on. For awhile today my ear was quite itchy inside. Do you ever get that?
I have an app't with the physio therapist and chiro tomorrow and a new app't with the dentist on Wed. My app't with the neurologist is on the 7th of Oct.

Take care and hope you feel better soon!

Grace

 
Old 09-14-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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Anastatia,

My dentist made my MRI appointment, and it didn't go through my GP.

My GP's office called and asked if I could get a copy of the result sent to them.

I am in Brantford, just outside of Hamilton.

I hope you are feeling better... I am actually going to Hamilton tomorrow. Hope it's not raining!
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Hi Grace

Iím glad to hear your spinning has stopped. Iím battling with the fog pretty bad too. I think my brain is trying to compensate because of all of the movement at school. I get really dizzy going from class to class.

I asked my neuro what he thought my problem was and he didnít even give me a guess. If he had have said stress Iíd have showed him stressJ! So basically Iím incorrect, even though we donít have anything to compare this toÖ? Iíd like to know how your apt goes.

My mom just got back from B.C, Surrey to be exact. Iíve been going to visit my grandparents in Surry every year since I was 4. My aunt just got married on last weekend just outside the Okanogan, even with the fire! I wish I had have been well enough to fly.

Good luck with your dentistís appointment tomorrow. Is it a specialized dentist or just a regular guy? By the way, Iíve noticed the ear itching think too! Itís always in my left one. Weird? Do you ever get strange head aches that throb for a couple of seconds then go away for a couple of seconds then come back again? Theyíve been driving me insane. Lately theyíve been in the left side of my jaw. If itís not one thing its another!

Talk to you soon

Anastasia

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Howdy neighbour!
I hope you liked all the rain, I got soaked on my way to school. As soon as I got there the rain stopped. Just my luck! Hope your MRI gives you some answers.

 
Old 09-17-2003, 06:19 PM   #7
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Hi Anastasia,

I went to see my dentist today, He is a neuromuscular dentist, and I had the tensing and an adjustment to my splint. My splint is a repositioning orthotic which is bringing my jaw down and forward. I still have some brain fog and ear ringing, but these are the last things to go. I have an app't on the 2 of Oct in Vancouver to have a tomogram of the tm joints (another $300.00) and It looks like I will be seeing the dentist again in 2 weeks. With the ear itching I kind of wonder if it somehow is related to the eustatchion tubes trying to open or heal. I find that when my ears get itchy deep down that the brain fog seems slightly better.
How are you feeling? I know what you mean about movement around you. From what I have read it is called sensory overload and yes the brain is trying to compensate. Did you get a referral to a neuro otologist yet? Are you going to have a ENG test?

Take care,

Grace

 
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Hi Kami Girl,

Sorry to but in on this thread but meant to post a repy to you ages ago on the inner ear board. You asked if anyone had vestibular damage AND tmj - it would seem that I do. As far as I know - post neuro otology and an ENG etc, I have a damaged vestibular nerve, shortly before this, (before I knew my dizziness had another cause also) I was diagnosed with tmjd. I am still trying to figure out how these things happened so simultaneously and sometimes can't figure out which condition is causing which symptom. Although at the moment I work on the general rule of thumb that middle ear issues are tmj related and the vertigo is related to my inner ear damage.

I do sometimes wonder whether the tmjd somehow caused the vestibular nerve damage, which is why both things seemed to come on at once. At other times I think the probably viral induced inner ear damage, caused an underlying tmjd problem to flare up. I had what now seems, in retrospect, to have been a tmjd problem previously, for a year, a few years ago. - not my ears - facial pain, headaches etc... It presumably went in to remission and when I got the labyrinthitis was probably triggered again. One thing I do know, when it comes to the ears/dizziness, it's no walk in the park trying to pin point exactly what's going on.

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Old 09-19-2003, 02:05 PM   #9
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hi Grace

this TMJ thing sure is costly! in Ontario OHIP pays for any dignostic stuff other than dental x-rays. what is a tomogram? is it like a detailed x-ray or something?

this brain fog is really getting to me today! i guess you heard southern ontario got the last of hurricane Isaleb. i woke up this morning and it was completely black out side. overcast like that aggrivates my ears, they've been aching all day!

how long did you have the brain fog before it started to go away? i've noticed that since i've been moving around alot the fog has gone down but now i'm dizzy. and no i didn't get my referal yet . i'm phoning monday to see what the deal is. i'd like to have the ENG done to determine once in for all if it is my inner ear or a TMJ problem.

good luck with your apt on the 2nd.

Take care

Anastasia

 
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