Brain lesion?

Joe Fischer gravity1 at shell1.iglou.com
Wed Dec 19 12:31:28 EST 2001

In sci.med Steve Harris <sbharris at ix.reticulatedobjectcom.com> wrote:
: All symptoms can be symptoms of depression, and yes (therefore) can enter
: remission spontaneously.  Also, all symptoms can be symptoms of
: post-traumatic stress disorder, and these too can enter remission
: spontaneously.  Also, any symptom can actually be due to chronic anxiety and
: can enter remission spontaneously. There, now. Are we any smarter after
: having paid lip service to these three catch-all diagnoses?
: Get an MRI to rule out tumor. 

        If a doctor feels it is appropriate.   But there
probably are many conditions within the head that could
be diagnosed better with an MRI, the problem is the
cost, which insurance is sensitive to.
        I had a reason to check "subclinical menengitis"
on the web, and even found a suggestion that a certain
scalp parasite can cause menengitis, but you don't think
I would have told a doctor I had what sounded like several
transitional hollow areas on the skull, do you? :-)
        Instead, I complained of sinus drainage while
trying to sleep and pain and fealing of fluid in the ear,
and was given augmentin. :-) 
        I also avoided sitting in a lounge chair for a
few days that I have because of severe degeneration of 
the spine, and now seem to not have the hollow sounding
areas when I do my skull like plunking a watermelon to
see if it is ripe. :-)   Was it the antibiotic, or will
the problem recur if I sit in the chair? :-)
        Or was it connected to the scalp conditions,
dermatitis and sore area of the scalp that seems to
move around at times.   Could anything wrong with
the skin affect the inside of the skull?
        I think I can guess the response. :-)

Joe Fischer 


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