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Old 03-27-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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I recently had an MRI (symptoms of sudden onset dizziness and balance problems) and I was looking at my results rather than waiting for the report. There appears to be a rather large hole where part of my left temporal lobe should be, I think. The scary thing is that it would explain cognitive problems I live with and laugh off (to the best of my ability; what else to do about it?!). I'm 48 but have had incidents that caused severe but temporary cognitive "off line" episodes-maybe leaving damage. For a while now, I sometimes use the wrong word in conversation because I'm thinking of two things at once. I used to be very successful at multi tasking but not anymore. Even driving, I find I gave to really focus because if I think of something else, I'm not thinking about where I'm going or doing. Same with conversation.

Any thoughts? I don't know how to post my MRI but my guess is that it's at the level of the pons and cerebellum; the right cortex is there but on the left side, anterior to the cerebellum, is a gap and anterior to that, cortex, and anterior to that is my eyeball.

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When do you see your doctor to get the results?

Go easy with the driving situation. Can you get someone else to drive you places until you figure all this out?

Is this related to Epilepsy?
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I recently had an MRI (symptoms of sudden onset dizziness and balance problems) and I was looking at my results rather than waiting for the report. There appears to be a rather large hole where part of my left temporal lobe should be, I think. The scary thing is that it would explain cognitive problems I live with and laugh off (to the best of my ability; what else to do about it?!). I'm 48 but have had incidents that caused severe but temporary cognitive "off line" episodes-maybe leaving damage. For a while now, I sometimes use the wrong word in conversation because I'm thinking of two things at once. I used to be very successful at multi tasking but not anymore. Even driving, I find I gave to really focus because if I think of something else, I'm not thinking about where I'm going or doing. Same with conversation.

Any thoughts? I don't know how to post my MRI but my guess is that it's at the level of the pons and cerebellum; the right cortex is there but on the left side, anterior to the cerebellum, is a gap and anterior to that, cortex, and anterior to that is my eyeball.


I noticed on one of your other posts you are taking prednisone. Are you taking prednisone on a regular basis? Also, wonder if the prednisone may have caused some of your cognitive issues.

Unfortunately many of the issues you mention are ones I have been dealing with which can be very frustrating as well as worrisome. I am on many meds and often use them as an excuse.

When will you be seeing the doctor for an explanation of the MRI? The large hole you mention may or may not be a cause for alarm. Please keep us informed as to the results.


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