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    foxylady
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    Sorry Sir, I was only trying to pass on what I have learned through my 27 years of being ill. Like I said, I’m not a dr just a sufferer. So my words are only my knowledge of my journey not an accurate diagnosis.
    Many things can cause blurred vision of course, yes. Even Tachycardia – the heart going too fast can do it.

    foxylady
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    You could be occluding Vertebral arteries on neck/head turning. This means as you turn your head you trap blood flow to your brain. Vertebral arteries are the ones that run along your spine.

    Get your GP to test you for it, ask for a Vertebral artery test, if it’s positive you need them to scan the arteries.

    Mine is a similar story to yours. Mine began after domestic violence. My ex beat me up bad, my neck got whipped back as he pushed me onto a bed and my neck cracked. I also got thrown against a doorframe which damaged my shoulder.

    foxylady
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    **Please note, I am only a sufferer not a dr.**

    You say: “My symptoms include: neck pain, daily headaches and nausea, constant dizziness/vertigo/loss of balance, ear fullness on occasion, intermittent blurred vision in right eye, right arm weakness, lower back pain, pain when lifting left arm and for the past few days I have had weakness in both legs.”

    Loss of balance comes from ears or spine.
    If you have seen ENT and got BPPV diagnosis they can do surgery to put crystals in a place where they dont bother you and dont cause the dizziness.

    Please, think about this – are your symptoms dizziness as in a spinning feeling? Or faintness as in you feel you may pass out? That might help you in finding the cause.
    For years Drs wrote on my record dizziness, when infact what I had was faintness. It was my son who pointed this out. He said it sounds more like faintness Mum. So we started looking at other causes and found I have a heart problem, my heart goes too fast sometimes, SVT.

    Neck pain may be pinched nerves, is it a dull ache either side of the base of your neck? I have this it is severe intervertebral foraminal, basically herniated discs causing pinched nerves.

    Ear fullness could be a blood flow issue or a blockage in your Eustachian tube.

    Blurred vision could be a spinal nerve pinched in neck.

    Arm weakness could be a spinal nerve pinched.

    Pain lifting your arm sounds to me like shoulder impingement syndrome.

    Good luck, I know what it’s like to live with this misery, I’ve suffered 27 years!

    foxylady
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    Could be spinal nerves causing Thoracic Outlet syndrome. Look on line for MSK Neurology, he has his own website and is on facebook – a great guy who’s very clever in diagnosing people like you and me who have baffled drs for years. You could ask Dr to do digital motion x-rays to look for anything trapping blood flow or MRA which is MRI scan with dye to check blood vessels and arteries. If it’s not blood flow blocked or trapped it may just be nerves pinched. Shoulder impingement is another option I have that and it traps Subclavian artery like when I hold a phone to my ear and I feel faint. The only other thing I can think is Subclavian Steal Syndrome if it specifically when you use arms.

    foxylady
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    How long before a nerve dies and cannot be returned to normal please Sir? I’m scared they will leave me and never decompress the nerve in my neck. 8 years ago they refused to operate on my lumbar for numb feet, even though scan proved compression and neurologist said it is lumbar spine causing the numbness.

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