I am having a health issue. Most unusual for me. I am having bad headaches, dizziness and near black out spells. I am having an MRI of my brain done tomorrow. The doctor thinks I may have nerve damage in my brain. Makes sense, I have nerve damage in several other parts of my body, probably caused by diabetes. I am very concerned about this. If I do have nerve damage in my brain and it progresses in the years to come then what is the prognosis? I wonder if it could lead to a stroke???
I have had dizziness for many years but it was not so bad until a few months ago. My doctor had me get an MRI of my neck arteries, they were clear. He has taken ny blood pressure several times recently, both standing and seated. It was the same both positions. My blood pressure runs 120+/60+ which is good for a man of my age. He examined my ears for obstruction, no problem there. He does not think it is my medications. ( I am taking Avandia, Altace, Vytorin, water pills and a med for gout). The last resort is, in his opinion, nerve damage in the brain. The MRI is tomorrow (11/21) but I will not see my neurologist for a follow-up until Dec 19. How can I wait that long??? I have not been this worried about my health for many years. I have been so very healthy, but now I'm not so sure.
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