Hi Dr Evans! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and love it!
I could really use your opinion of something, For the past 3 months I’ve been suffering from a constant dizziness, swaying and imbalance paired with brain fog, neck pain, facial/jaw pain, my head feels completely full, and feels like my heartbeat is beating in my head.
I’m also tired all the time despite 9-10 hours of sleep a night, I wake up and I feel like I need to go back to sleep. I realize these symptoms are very common and boring… but they have all been constant for 3 months and I have no idea why! I am not anxious or stressed – no heart palpitations or anything like that. CT head & amp; sinus was clear, chest xray clear, bloodwork clear, cultures clear, ears and hearing looked fine said ent and now i’m awaiting an MRI because an ER doc suspected M.S !
My ENT said its probably allergies but my sinuses are completely clear and I have never had allergies to anything. I have however recently noticed a good amount of black mold all over the bathroom ceilings and corners of the walls. I whipped out the bleach and went to town a couple days ago but symptoms are still here so I doubt that was the problem. My family is very worried and so am I, I’m only 22 and have been healthy up until now. Does M.S. seem likely? I know it’s impossible to diagnose someone online but wanted your opinion.
Thank you in advance!!
Wow, you’ve got a lot going on. I think you should go back to your
primary physician. I also think you need your house inspected by a
professional because of the mold. As you said, it is impossible to give
you a definite diagnosis in this forum, but your primary doctor should be
your point person on this. If MS is a consideration, you should also see
a neurologist. When patients have a complex array of symptoms, it can
take time, and multiple visits to get to the bottom of it.