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I am very discouraged and hanging on to little hope for answers. I had vertigo in Aug 2017 and balance problem when walking. Dec 2017 had rear end accident and whiplash diagnosed 5 weeks later after sudden hearing loss in left ear and shortly after that numbness on left side face and tongue, speech slurred and balance worse. Not sure if the accident caused some of the symptoms because of the previous Vertigo but had and MRI done in Mar 2018 that showed moderate atrophy of cerebellar and also T2 hyperintense foci seen along the centrum semiovale; suggesting chronic microvascular ischemic. Met with a Neurologist who said the report of the MRI showed normal age related changes and nothing to worry about and that he felt my symptoms would go away. 6 months later my balance is worse and speech and handwriting problems still present. I have been in vestibular PT and the Therapist suggesting MRI report results and Neurologist info given to me are conflicting because balance and other central nervous symptoms that still exist. The symptoms closely match that of either MS or a Stroke. Although I am physically and emotionally exhausted due to the months of repeated doctors appointments, PT visits, tests, etc. I have no choice but to ask for another MRI and second opinion with another Neurologist.
AHAASAKatie, September 14, 2018 9:30am EST
I am so sorry that you are experiencing this. Many of us understand how hard it is to keep moving forward, seeing new specialists and having new tests and diagnoses. Please know that we are here with you and understand a great deal of what you are going through. Best Katie
TEAMGUZMAN, September 14, 2018 9:35am EST
I am truly sorry for what you are going through. I am a cryptogenic stroke survivor. I totally agree with you going for an MRI and a 2nd opinion. I am in the midst of doing ht esame thing.
My doctor neuro has ordered a MRI for me as a follow up. I am the one who wants it, reason being, I feel I still have residual effects from my stroke, and possibley they are a little more enhanced. Better safe than sorry. Going through these life changes certainly is exhausting, both mentally and oyhsically. What state do you live in? I am in NJ.
We are here for you! Please keep us updated on your progress!
ASASarahI, September 14, 2018 11:39am EST
I am very sorry for what you are going through. It is amazing that you are on this site, reaching out, and that you have kept on pushing forward. Please always remeber that we are all here for you! Keep it up!