Hello, I am at my wits end. I am a 55 year old male. I am feeling very scared. I have what I call pressure on the inside of my head on the left side. Seems to originate from the left ear area most of the time but also from left jaw and alittle from the base of the back neck. I feel disoriented, confused, have blurred vision and dizzy spells when active. I have allot of snap crackle pop when turning my head and also a tingle in my left ear (dropping my jaw gets rid of that). Sometimes also I get a slight pain across my chest and numbness down my left arm all the way down to my left 2 fingers.
I've had this for about a month now.
I had something similar to this about 2 years ago that lasted about 3 months and then it just seemed to go away but has left me paranoid that it would happen again. I was under an MDs care at that time and did have an MRI that showed disks in the back of my neck were messed up but I never followed threw with it because the problems seemed to subside.
I have had vertigo with heights ever since I was 18. I had an untreated neck injury when I was 18 which has caused a phobia. I don't know if this is all connected.
Hot pad, Motrin 500, zanax and not moving around helps, but I can't be living like this.
I am very afraid and have the fight or flight thing going on big time. I don't want to even leave the house. I don't want to go driving, I don't want to get another MRI and I don't want to get an operation.
I have read all over the web about my symptoms. I do have those bad disks in the back of my neck but could this be MS? An ear problem? A jaw problem?
This is very ******n my wife and daughters too.
I will post back.
Thank You for Any Help