Hello everyone, I’m still waiting for my CT to have a look at my styloids. Hopefully will happen next week. However, I went in for a tooth cleaning yesterday and asked to review my old bite-wing dental X-rays. One of them that captured more of the area behind my teeth than the others (probably due to a different angle) looks like my styloid coursing from top to bottom of the film behind my back teeth. Has anyone else had their elongated styloids captured in a bite-wing film?
I remembered a couple years ago before my symptoms started, I’d had the typical bite-wing X-rays and the dental hygienist was shocked to see my elongated styloid process. I don’t recall if she told me what side it was, but she asked if I’d had any trouble with dizziness and she seemed alarmed at the size of them and muttered something about not usually seeing them on a bite-wing. I told her I felt fine, because at that time I wasn’t having any problems.
I’m trying to have them e-mail me the image so I can post it, but they keep sending me the wrong ones. LOL I will post if I’m ever able to obtain it. It seems like gathering evidence and finding competent doctors to get this diagnosis established is nearly mission impossible and trying to get it done with my brain’s blood flow compromised is a cruel twist just to make the struggle even more surreal … sorry I just had to vent because my frustration at how long it takes to get answers / help in the context of the severity of the Eagle symptoms just doesn’t seem humane.