Here is my history. Sorry for my bad English.
I would be grateful if someone could have a look to help me to diagnose whether it is really Eagle Syndrome.
I have found an earlier (2001) X-Ray image of my Neck and the ligamentum stylohyoideum is also elongated, ossified. At that time I had no problems.
Once on May. 2013 and once on Nov. 2013
Swelling of the soft-palate and uvula (it was not the tonsils). I was sleeping half an hour on my back before.
Was in the hospital suspicion of allergy or snoring.
Was normalized after 6-8 hours.
Swallowing problems like sore throat. Antibiotics did not help.
As slight inflammation, Persistent sore throat, strange swallowing. Could not locate where the problem was.
ENT doctor, complete check and complete inspection of throat. No findings everything seems to be okay, except slight redness. He asked me: Any inner restlessness?
Second ENT visit. Ordered stomach acid blockers for 1 week did not help.
Suspicion chronic tonsillitis.
Decision and waiting for the tonsillectomy.
Until yet none of doctors did any X-Ray.
June 18, 2014 tonsils surgery, tonsillectomy on both sides
June 27, 2014 After-bleeding, emergency surgery, hemostasis
Approximately 2 weeks after the surgery slight pressure around on the left side the ear area and temple.
During the holidays (hot weather about 40 degrees), pressure on the left ear area and back head, like a having a cold and the ears eustachian tube is closed(after a Flights).
Dull feeling around the left ear, muffled hearing.
ENT Doctor prescribed antibiotics and nasal spray, muscle-relaxation.
Swallowing problems are still there, though it is normal after the tonsillectomy surgery I have to get used to it and wait as this may take time.
I get also some vertigo!
Symptoms, problems and complaints still the same: pressure builds up under the ear-left to the temple.
ENT visit check of the balance system (vestibular system) and hearing test
No findings everything is okay.
MRT brain, MTR neck soft tissues, MRT neck veins, Angio
No specific findings everything seems to be ok.
(But by all the checks no eagle syndrome was considered)
Still the same complaints/problems.
The pressure and slightly muffled hearing, strange swallowing
Additionally I get dizziness/vertigo and unsteady gait and walking.
After so long, no diagnosis slowly make me panic and get also panic attacs.
Rear part of the tongue seems to be slight limited in movement.
All blood test no findings, Borrelia test also no findings.
My GP (family doctor) found an energetic blockade at the neck and plexus
Suspicion of amalgam-fillings at the teeth and drainage started with alga.
Acupuncture 4 sessions of relaxation on the whole body but not on the left side of neck
More ENT doctor visits:
One of them said it can be psychosomatic.
One of them said it is the scar from the tonsillectomy surgery and extention.
Chiropractor takes a blockage at the neck, and said the turning to the left is some what limited
He threated twice but it does not bring anything really.
Visiting an osteopath. He thinks there is something not quite good after tonsillectomy but not closer.
Had three treatments but no real improvement.
Neurologist general check, plus EEG no findings.
ENT Professor visit at the University Hospital, suspicion of Eagle syndrome.
Finally one Diagnosis: X-ray image -> ossified stylohyoid ligament on both sides.
I have 4 amalgam fillings which I will replace with ceramics.
Have two root treated teeth and possibly a dead tooth (but not sure)
Blood test no indication of inflammation no findings, cardiac ECG everything seems to be ok, no Neurology EEG findings
Swallowing problems(pain but not strong)
Dullnes left side hearing, also numbness at ear area and head.
Vertigo when I am walking, this bothers me scares me
So I am unsure because of the earlier X-Ray image (2001). The tonsillectomy I had was unnecessary and I have to avoid again a false diagnosis.
My question is:Is that eagle Syndrome?