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I am suffering from extreme light headedness, pins and needles

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I am suffering from extreme light headedness, pins and needles in left of face and sclap, cronic headache, tinitus, blurred vision and generally feel really unwell. I have also been experiencing phantom smell, mainly cigarette smoke or burning. I am a 65 year old male, fully active in full time employment, type 2 diabetic (blood sugars are OK). I came over really poorly on the 19th and was forced to lie down as I could not maintain and erect position. Went back to my desk after 15 minutes feeling slightly better.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Have you had a CAT scan or MRI of the brain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No

This is what you need next Laurence

This could be a sign of a growth in the brain or stroke

Neurological symptoms like this need investigated with an MRI or CAT scan

Either one is fine to do


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
I noticed you rated poor service. Can I help further?
Laurence,

I would like to provide an answer that satisfies your question

Please click reply letting me know how I can help
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My reply seems to have got lost in the ether.


 


As I stated. One cannot just pop-in for a scan in the UK your doctor has to make an appointment and they have failed to do so as yet

I'm sorry about that Laurence

That might be frustrating in the UK

I strongly urge you to push your GP or search privately

I am very worried about this

new neurological changes need addressed
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I am also worried. I would not have used this sort of service in normal circumstances. Still, I realy can't afford to be ill but I can afford to die, because one is insured and the other is not. So maybe doing nought is best.

I can't see how that is correct Laurence!!!

You probably have people in your life that would not agree with that.

I would go back and see the GP. Let him/her know the symptoms are not improved and you are worried
I can see you are not happy with my reply Laurence

CAn I ask why?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


You have told me no more than I could have found out by mearly searching the web!

what else would you like to know?
This is Dr. David

I am another expert here.

I can see the other expert opted out

let me give you another possibility.

you could have a sinus infection causing your phantom smells and headache symptoms. you might need a course of antibiotics to help clear up a sinus infection.

do you have sinus congestion or sinus tenderness or runny nose? these can all be signs of a sinus infection along with headaches and tinnitus and phantom smells.

a course of antibiotics would be easier to get from your GP.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


That makes a lot more sense to me.


 


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