Hello to all:
I felt I should post an update to my situation as it seems to be somewhat unique. My ENT has diagnosed me with LPR and placed me back on Nexium 40 mg. per day. This is a heartbreaker in that I had hoped my dependency on the drug would go away. There has not been another study as yet but we will do one. For we first have to get me over the dizziness that has been with me ever since the surgery. The only reason the dizziness did not rise to the top was it was not my only issue, strength, stamina, rapid weight loss, depression and such were first, I got over all of those things, became 50 pounds lighter and lost 6 inches on my waist line, not a bad thing.
A few weeks ago my primary care doctor referred me to a ENT in a larger city near here. The old gentlemen seemed experienced enough and even had come recommended by a few of my friends. He did a visual halls pike test for vertigo and meneires disease and declared that I had neither. He ordered an head MRI and found nothing ( I love the way that sounds) so next step is VNG, unfortunately can't get one until January 13,2012
, unacceptable. I contacted my primary and he then sent me to another ENT in a larger city near here and the guy has been great. He made an immediate diagnosis of menieres disease but wanted to do the test to make sure, an ECOG and halls pike with proper equipment were ordered for the next week, guess what, I have menieres disease. Now as to how it ties to my procedure he has a theory, but theory only, menieres has no known cause or cure. He beieves that that my blood preassure dropped during the procedure and a peice of plaque from an artery moved to my ear, ( sorry, best he can do) at any rate I am now in the process of getting a decadron injection 1 per week and doing some in home rehabilitation and getting a little better.
Will post more as I go. If anyone has any experince with this I would appreciate chiming in.