Hello, I'm new here . . .
Just been referred to neurology by my GP, but appointment doesn't come through until March - so therefore driving myself mad on google in the meantime!
GP didn't mention any possible conditions to me, so have been trying to do my own research (not always the most sensible thing to do I know!) - my question is whether, from your own experiences before you were diagnosed, do my symptoms sound like possible acoustic neuroma to you, or something else?
My main symptoms are head pain (excruciating when bending over, coughing, straining, turning over in bed etc.) and tinnitus, both on left side only. Also have some cognitive issues - short term memory, and frequently substituting the wrong word in a sentence. No problems with balance etc., although I do tilt my head to compensate for the pain when bending over etc. (which was what first prompted me to seek help, as I realised it had become habitual, if that makes sense . . .) I have an overwhelming feeling that I can feel 'something there' slightly above/behind my left ear (inside my head, obviously), but I realise this makes me sound bonkers, so didn't mention this to the GP! Some visual disturbances too, and occasional 'twitches', but this may just be coincidental.
Would really appreciate any thoughts anyone has - it was the unilateral tinnitus which led me to think it could possibly be acoustic neuroma, but I was curious as to whether the other symptoms might support that, or point towards a different diagnosis entirely?
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