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Is this Viral, Bacterial, or What?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 24, 2007
  • 02:13 AM

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. Chills, Fatigue, 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 and a half weeks!) 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, maybe a specialist or two... All constructive advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

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  • Where do you live? What region of the country? I am looking to hear from people with these flu like symptoms that started in mid or late summer in Long Island, New York. I am now being treated for similar problems with antibiotics.
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    • October 19, 2007
    • 08:55 PM
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