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Viral or Bacterial or what is it?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 23, 2007
  • 10:35 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. 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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  • You don't mention your age. There are conditions which affect older individuals such as Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica which can cause those symptoms.Also there are eye conditions which can cause it too. I've had one of them.More information is needed to determine what is going on.Pursue a diagnosis. If not satisfied with one doctor, dust off your boots and move on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 04:00 AM
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  • Sounds rather dental to me. Did the dentist fix the tooth pain in spite of the fact that he couldn't find a cavity? He needed to do an adjustment of your bite and see if that helped you. I'd try a new dentist with half a brain....
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 13, 2007
    • 07:46 AM
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  • Check out sinusitis, infections in the sinuses can cause most of those symptoms . The infection can also spread causing unexpected symptoms like tooth / jaw pain, dizzyness etc. L x
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