I'm a 46 year old male living in Essex UK.
This is all very new to me.... I went to ENT doc on Thursday with a bone like lump on my left tonsil
(aprox 30mm x 15mm)
After a ten minute chat and camera down my nose and throat he told me he could see nothing!
With a few promps from me he decided to have a feel. He looked like he had a Eureka!! moment.
Ah! I know what that is! You have E.S. He advised me, I will need a C.T to confirm his thoughts.
(CT contrast now booked for the 18th March) All very quick for the good old NHS!!
At the time of the appointment he asked do I have any pain. By that I thought he meant on the lump.
I said no, just mild discomfort. He advised I could have surgery, however if its not such a big problem for me it is more risk than its worth, but that choice is up to me. At that point I said no i don't think I need it as my pain is so minor.....
Now after reading up on E.S here and else where, I realized my issue has been going on longer and has been affecting me much more than I gave it credit for on my appointment day......
Here is the history....
For at least 8 years, maybe more I have been suffering with dizziness/light head feeling and a rushing tinnitus with constant dull head ache, sinus issues and sometimes a shooting pain behind my ear. Most of the time I just want to be alone and away from noise.
In the past I have seen several GP's and a neurologist. I've had blood tests, a 24 hour BP monitor and an ECG.
Nearly all the docs I have seen gave me the brush off and one even said Its all a bit vague,
Its just how you are and you will have to put up with it!!!
Now i'm left thinking, are all these issues due to ES? Maybe I could have a better feeling of well
being if surgery is an option.... What are other members thoughts?
Thanks for reading