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four years of pain, thousands spent, no closer to diagnosis

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  • Posted By: thegirl30
  • July 26, 2012
  • 05:11 AM

When I was 15 I was in a very bad car accident. Long story short, when the car flew off a bridge and rolled down a 35ft chasm. The acoustic guitar I had been holding hit and busted on the left side of my jaw. Impact was hard enough to shatter three molars and displace the metal frets on the guitar neck.

four years ago I started having a constant painfull throbbing near my right shoulder blade. Soon after, my neck was continually stiff, sore and achy near my skull. Head aches were frequent, radiating from the back to behind my right eye, right cheek, and right forehead.

After six months, my right ear felt constantly full. I cannot breath through my right nostril. My right tonsil is swollen three times the size of the left, never goes down. Often the adenoid and saliva gland on the right swell up, but go back to normal.

All this was topped off by fatigue, dizzness, drenching night sweats, sleep apnea and swelling of my right eyelid.

MRI showed reversal of cervical lordosis, nothing wrong in my thoracic area and mostly normal disks.
CT scan of my head showed narrowing of sinus passage on right, as well as moderate sinunitis.

x-ray of side neck and open mouth exhibited reversal of lordic curve, c1 abnormally slanted to the right, possible disk degeneration c5,c6 and c1,c2. Thoracic spine fused and twisted at t5, t6 .

Even with this information, my Dr. tells me there's nothing significant, no reason why its getting progressivly worse, and no answers for the rest of my symptoms.

Frankly, at 30 years old, i feel this pain has destroyed my life. I can't work, snowboard, dirt bike, backpack, or sleep. Alcohol intensifies my symptoms a hundred fold. I can't drink caffinated beverages either.

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