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Over the past few months I have worsened. My symptoms are

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Over the past few months I have worsened. My symptoms are blurred vision, vertigo, weakness, fatigue, weight loss and pain in my head. The pain in my head is not headaches. My head feels like I'm on the verge of being drunk. At times I lose the ability to write or hold on to things. I see a physician today and would like any suggestions that would aid in my diagnosis.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  drphophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Thank you
Expert:  drphophalia replied 1 month ago.

Hello Tammy,

You need an MRI or a CT scan of the head. A space occupying lesion in brain or loss of blood supply or aneurysm can be the possibilities.

Following are the other common causes in your age group;

1) Acoustic neuroma
2) Vestibular neuronitis
3) Inner ear diseases; mainly these are autoimmune disorders and may have other issues associated like arthritis.
4) Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo.
5) Migraine
6) Meniere disease.

7) Neuropathy

Following are the investigations which will clinch the diagnosis;

1) audiometry,
2) vestibular tests.

The most commonly performed vestibular tests are as follows:

Electronystagmography (ENG)The rotating-chair test, also referred to as sinusoidal harmonic acceleration (SHA), Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP).
3) blood tests for autoimmune disorders,
4) computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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