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This is Dr. David
a virus could possibly last for 3 months, but that is an awefully long time.
does your doctor see fluid behind your ear drum?
have you tried to take anti-vertigo medications
like meclizine or antivert
Yes didnt work
have you tried the epley maneuver to help decrease vertigo?
Yes but the theripist said it is not vertigo, i just would like your opinon on the white matter please
the white matter punctate changes are very common and are most likely from small broken blood vessels in the brain.
these are called microischemic changes
and come from aging and poor blood vessels
which can come from smoking or drinking too much
they are more and more common as we all get older
and usually they don't cause symptoms.
the reports conclusion said that the number of high signal foci is more than expected for my age group would this be true and also why am i banging into things also i see things on my laptop and they look crooked. double vision on pen test as well,
do you smoke or drink alcohol?
or have diabetes/
these can all cause micro-ischemic damage to the blood vessels in the brain.
the more microischemic damage you have, you can damage small parts of your brain.
and if you have too many of these, then you could eventually have balance and possible visual problems as well.
severe high blood pressure or high cholesterol can cause these blood vessel damages as well to your brain blood vessels.
I do smoke, can you tell me if you think it could be ms. at 44 i feel like 84.
no, I don't think you have MS.
It think you have had too much blood vessel damage in your body and your brain.
you have to quit smoking and avoid alcohol
and check your cholesterol levels to help protect your blood vessels
have you tried to quit smoking before?
have you talked to your doctor about trying to quit smoking?
Thank you dr. yes i know i shouldnt smoke and i have cut back to 10 a day. I just dont feel right and am afraid because i keep going to one side. sorry but someone just came to the door
Thank you Dr. I appreciate your view, but if white matter can make me feel like this, then does that mean i have to feel like this every day
Many thanks dr. david. I will try to quit smoking. and see if i can get better. Do you think i have more white matter than expected for my age group and could this lead to stroke. Thank you kindly for your help.
Hi dr if a brain mri is normal in 2011 nothing abnorml found, no high signal foci and no signs of demyleation, and then to get a recnt mri of brain that states all of the above is that normal? I don't think so. I am not getting any better. I think comparing the two mri's gives a clue as to what is happening. I hope to be treated soon for my symptoms as they are having a big impact on my day to day living.
I don;t need to ask anymore questions.