vertigo and eng testing

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   Posted 4/17/2013 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I have MS, but do have questions for those of you who've had eng testing (vertigo/balance/dizziness, etc performed by an ent). I've been having a lot of weird head and nerve stuff going on, and I'm trying to narrow things down. Hoping to solve this on my own before adding yet another dr. to the mix. ;)

I do have bppv, but when I went back to the dr. to talk about the results of my tests, they said I also showed signs of central. I didn't quite understand what she was saying, but I interpreted this to mean there is something going on with my brain or central nervous system. When I asked what this meant, the lady said that was out of her realm and that she normally refers patients to neurologists but often, they don't find anything, and if I'm not having balance problems, not to worry about it. Well, I'm not having balance problems but I am having other problems (that I didn't mention as she was ent not nuero, so I didn't see the point.)

She also mentioned results could be caused/affected by meds and malnutrition. (Although I had a complete bloodwork done a few months ago, and the only thing I was deficient in was vit. D.) I do have lymphocytic colitis and am on a pretty strict diet right now. I also take 9 mg. of budesonide (which isn't supposed to be absorbed into my blood), 10 mg. daily of citalopram, and 4 Pepto Bismal's per day, and Tylenol PM.

For those of you who have gone through eng testing, and especially those who showed signs of cns nystagmus (or however they determine that), I'd love to learn anything you have learned about the test and results. I'm also wondering what, if any, my next step is.

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