Thanks Barb and Robin! The ENT wants me to run to this hearng and balance test place the minute it acts up, but I can't do that most of the time, just drop everything and go, and often don't feel like going anywhere when it acts up but I probably need to try to do it. Besides its like 100 bucks and the air in my ear makes me sick.
I got to go back to the ENT again about the cartilage I think and we need to investigate possible biopsies or other tests because its so hard to catch it. He thinks its an autoimmune problem and says he needs to document it to get it treated, but since I already see a rheumy, maybe he can help. It itches too. I have a real problem with infections in the hollow encapsulated areas in my neck because I was stabbed in the head ages ago during a home invasion and it got all infected. So I get pockets of infection, andthey sometimes haveto cut me open and clean itout. The problemis the area. My ENT is also an excellent plastic and head and neck surgeon, so we may be at a point where I needto do something. Antibiotics dont work in these areas because there is too little bloodflow. They are areas that aren't mant to be compromised.
Thanks so much for your kind replies. Its been going on too long, and the cartilage thing now is really freaking me out.
I hope you both are doing okay. I hate this kinda crap, on top of all the rest. Yuo both know it better than I, its just like Forrest's box of chocolates. My brain is in gumpville now, but thats another issue...
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