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  • Posted By: Julienne
  • December 23, 2006
  • 00:30 AM

Several years ago (5) I started experiencing ringing in my ears, with pain. I moved to a higher altitude (5700) and after several weeks of headaches and pain, the local doctor thought it was altitude sickness. In warmer weather the symptoms disappeared. Only to return again in cold weather. Then the problem increased and I lost my hearing. It really became noticable in a restaurant where I abserved an infant screaming, but I could not hear it. But I did get alot of loud sounds coming from the kitchen. After going to see an ENT and several tests later I was sent to a neurologist. Menieres was one diagnosis. But all the test for my inner ear came back okay. The neurologist ordered an MRA and after we went thru it , the doctor noticed a abnormality in the basilar artery. Basically he described it as the left side is bent over and is sitting under my inner ear. Well this year I cannot hear out of my left ear and sounds I do hear are horribly loud. If I do bend over I get very dizzy and under extreme events I fall and cannot even pick up my head. The doctor is telling me I have to live with this because the only option he has is surgery which has a very grim prognosis. I can not be the only person with this how are others dealing with this?:(

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