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Could throat problems be causing my neurological issues?
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dawnw7 posted:
I know this is stretching a bit, but I want to explore a few more options before just giving up and accepting that there is no explanation for all of my symptoms.

I've had a ton of weird seemingly neurological symptoms for the past about 9 years. I used to have difficulty pronouncing words. My sense of taste just completely stopped working when I was 14. I have 24/7 headaches. I have a ton of cognitive issues that I never had until about 3 years about (difficulty concentrating, trouble recalling words, making a ton of typos when writing, awful memory, etc.). My right ear rings a lot. I have symptoms that seem like they might be seizure related like biting down repeatedly in my sleep and randomly smelling something burning. My hearing is awful. I get really dizzy and feel off-balanced a lot. The list goes on.

There is also this white spot on the right side of the back of my throat that flares up and gets really sore every couple of months or so. It's been giving me trouble since high school (I'm 23 now), but I was so much more afraid of all of the other issues I began having around that time that I just kind of ignored it...a sore throat isn't all that concerning when you're also having dizzy spells and trouble speaking without slurring your words or stuttering.

I recently read that throat issues can cause seizures, which is why I'm wondering if maybe the issues I have are related to the throat problems. Just curious if anyone knows if this may be the case. I'm guessing that it's not strep if I have some kind of infection (I really hope it's not oral cancer) because my GP recently did a strep culture that came back negative. She then sent a culture off to another lab to check for other things, and that came back negative too.

I've already been evaluated by neurologists, cardiologists, internists, GPs, chiropractors, you name it. Everything is coming back negative. A neuropsychologist recently wrote in my records that it's basically all in my head, but I know it's not.
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