I had my appointment with Dr. Samji on Oct. 11 and have been diagnosed with Eagle Syndrome. Finally a diagnosis after 4+ years! Surgery is scheduled for Oct 28 to remove left side.
Started having lightheaded/dizziness and balance problems 4 1/2 years ago coupled with inner ear and jaw pain left side.
Left ear eustachian tube dysfunction. Left ear constantly feels plugged.
Pinching sensation in left ear/ escalates to feeling like an ice pick.
Chronic ringing in both ears. Gets louder when symptoms are worse.
Vertigo. Constantly feel like I am moving even when not. Real slow. Sometimes goes into full spins.
Feel like I am going to pass out upon turning head. Left side happens faster then right.
See stars if head is tilted up, to the right, or bending forward
Sensitivity to light,sound and motion. (fluorescent lighting is the worst) If it is flickering I end up down on hands and knees.
Rocking on a boat sensation/ ground feels uneven/ sinking down with each step.
Blurred and double vision.
Facial tingling on cheeks,lips and chin.
Left side of tongue goes numb off and on.
Occasional pain and stiffness in neck left side.
Pinching and pulsating sensation down front side of throat left side. About 2 inches above collar bone left side. Occasional muscle spasm in this area too.
Crackling noise in both ears. Left ear sounds like bones crunching/ grinding while chewing and swallowing.
TMJ/ jaw out of alignment 3mm to the left. In jaw splint 24/7 Relieved some pressure but not enough.
Evaluated for possible wisdom tooth pressing on nerve. Had panorex x-ray done at Oral Surgeons He said the ligaments on both sides of my neck were turning into bone and that they should never have showed up on x-ray.
3D CBCT / showed clearer picture of Styloids / see attached
(Try not to laugh too hard at my crazy wisdom tooth way up there) Lol!! :)
Rarely have pain but when I do it is just below ear and goes up under eye socket left side. Was flared up after exam. Been coughing ever since too and swallowing feels weird. Tongue is numb all the time now and goes down throat left side.
Sorry this is so long..... Felt I had to pack it all in since everything is moving so fast now :)