For the past month I have had daily (and often multiple times a day) symptoms that are worsening:
1. Lightheaded feeling, usually when standing but not always; doesn't have to be with movement. Passes in 10-30 minutes. Frequent. One episode of vertigo.
2. Ear pressure, began 2 weeks ago. Usually left side but occasionally right. Comes and goes but becoming a constant in the left side.
3. Sinus pressure (no discharge)--Comes and goes for the past month. Affects vision (blurry) at times.
4. Nerve tingling on left side of face (cheek, mouth, tongue, neck)-3 episodes, last was within 24 hours.
5. Head pain on left side, lower back of head--several times in first week.
5. Episode of throat tightening, tongue thickening which passed after removal of a medical patch Rx. Some difficulty breathing (sense I had to force myself to exhale) for 2 days thereafter.
6. Cold chills in back, chest, arms-started last night. Fluctuates in severity. No fever. General sense of being ill.
I am a stable type 1 diabetic (21 years) who is 56 years old, female.
Tests taken have ruled out diabetes, hypoglycemia or hypertension as the cause.
I've had blood work, a CAT scan, and everything is normal, but I KNOW I am not.
I KNOW that I am sick and getting sicker and am frightened. I can tell my providers are baffled and just go for the easiest answer (mddle ear or allergy). I;ve never had either before. They can't understand the facial nerve problem.
I feel I am going to be allowed to get sicker and sicker without treatment until it is too late.
This is not psychosomatic!
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