February 5, 2014 After living with tinnitus. Today, I have a very slight left hand impairment that I never notice, because I am rightie, and very rare short-term recall issues because of an area of brain death. My neurologist and neuro-psychologist have speculated that area may be playing a role in my habituation, although it certainly did not cause my tinnitus. Doesn’t really matter, because there isn’t anything that can be done about it. I also never will be able to use any of the electro-magnetic devices being tested for tinnitus treatment — but those that are strictly electrical should be OK. Oddly enough, though, I have to say: It was easier to recover from this very traumatic, usually fatal medical event (I was in the hospital, a nursing home and rehab for three months) than it has been from tinnitus. Only an extremely small percentage of patients with clinically significant tinnitus actually have schwannomas.
I believed them. Don’t share personal items. MDMA / ecstasy now in Canada agreed to treat PTSD. They said there was nothing I could do (not true, of course). Friends told me I just had to “get over” my anxiety. I had to work out a treatment plan completely on my own and, in the beginning, without much support from anyone. The first real help and understanding I received, my first ray of hope, came from here: at Tinnitus Talk.
Anyway, sorry for a much longer post than you imagined you would generate, @Marlene. This part of the spine is where the seven cervical vertebrae are housed with the C1 to C7 discs between the nerve roots. I wish every ENT out there would read this. 30, 2015.