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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2007
  • 11:33 PM

For three weeks, I have been having the following symptoms: Ear, Jaw, Neck Pain down left side of head and neck. Neck stiffness. vertigo. dizziness. confusion. brain fog. "spacing out"-staring off into space involuntarily and eyes blurring. my concentration is poor as is my ability to focus on any one thing. I am getting very forgetful. saw the doctor and the doctor checked my ear said it looked fine, said it was probably a summer virus going around and I should be better in two weeks (its been three!) even went to the dentist because I thought it might be related to tooth pain I was having but there is no infection or abscess or tooth decay. The vertigo, blurring vision, brain fog,etc. are scary, new symptoms, I haven't been able to do much, my functionings really been impaired. Any ideas what it might be or what I could do? I am thinking about seeing a different doctor for a second opinion. All constructive advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

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  • You may want to look into TMJ syndrome or disorder. If it was viral and doctor said two weeks and its now three, time to contact doctor again or go to another doctor for a second opinion. Good Luck!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 01:30 AM
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  • Defo sounds like tmj to me. i have all those symptoms you have even the brain fog.. that comes with anixiety... go back to your dentist.. and when you been there go see another doc...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 09:31 PM
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  • try to get your bite adjusted..
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 01:51 AM
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  • Stiff necks are always worrisome. Do you have a fever? cervical arthritis, an inflammatory condition affecting the upper spine and possibly other parts of the body encephalitis, a serious inflammation affecting the brain. meningitis, a viral or bacterial infection affecting the membranes surrounding the spinal cord and brain. subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding into the space surrounding the brain ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammation and inability to move some of the upper vertebrae, often caused by arthritis neck sprain, which may be accompanied by pain, slight swelling, and restricted range of motion How old are you? Is the pain in your lymph glands? Look up BPV.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 07:33 AM
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