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By  askullnamedbilly  |  33

If you can afford to, I'd suggest you get a second opinion - I find it very hard to believe that those two symptoms occurred completely independently of each other. Hope you get better soon.

By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

Doctors can be wrong. They told my sister that she had 2 and a half years to live because of thyroid cancer. 5 years later and she is still here. Even if it's not temporary, I wish you luck with coming to terms with your impairment and make the most out of your other gifts.

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By  brenton490  |  19

But I bet your weren't speechless...

By  askullnamedbilly  |  33

If you can afford to, I'd suggest you get a second opinion - I find it very hard to believe that those two symptoms occurred completely independently of each other. Hope you get better soon.

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  TH_Insomniak  |  15

If you don't find it plausable that they could be independent symptoms then you should do a little research first. cuz I have things like that happen to me all the time. a second opinion may still be a good idea.

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You've experienced intense pain every day for months and then lost your hearing too?! That's gotta be some pretty impressive coincidence. I happen to be a med student, actually, so I know a little about what I'm talking about. It's not impossible for two extreme conditions to appear simultaneously, but it's good to stick to occam's razor with that one - two medical problems, both located in the skull, with the first one being a diagnosis that cannot be confirmed with a test (migraines can have varied symptoms, many of which can also be symptoms of other diseases) - chances are they're related.

By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

Doctors can be wrong. They told my sister that she had 2 and a half years to live because of thyroid cancer. 5 years later and she is still here. Even if it's not temporary, I wish you luck with coming to terms with your impairment and make the most out of your other gifts.

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  ccastillo7  |  11

I've always wondered how doctors can just give someone a time left to live to live? How do they know that? Am I just being stupid and can someone explain it to me?

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  sweetbliss3  |  30

19- no it's not always accurate. they go by how fast something is progressing etc. first time my dad had cancer they told him he had 14 days to live. 14 years later and 3 more battles with cancer they said most likely 10 years. got switched to 3 months and he died the next week. so no they never 100% know, usually just go on what they've seen before etc.

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  deloria_fml  |  22

19 - it's based on statistics. We collect data about people - when they were diagnosed with what, how long until the next stage happened and how long until they died. We then take that information and apply it to other people and assume their disease will progress the same way with the same time frame. OP, it is possible the meds you were taking for your migraines were ototoxic. Sometimes switching meds will reverse the hearing loss, but sometimes the damage is too far gone. NSAIDs in high doses are often ototoxic, and strong painkillers are often bundled with NSAIDs. Always try to figure out whether something is safe for you to take. You're allowed to have an opinion on your own care and only consume things that you think will be more beneficial than detrimental to your long-term health and happiness. It's ok for you to ask your doctor to prescribe different meds if you have concerns about anything.

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#38 Yep I hear ya, my doctor says it could be ototoxicity so he's taken me off of my meds for now (which is hell and totally not worth it at all and I would rather go deaf). Here's hoping it turns out this ISN'T what's causing it so I don't feel obligated to stop taking the things that were making my life bearable.

By  theoldman  |  22

I've heard you can get a piercing on the flab that sticks out over the ear hole that stops migraines. Maybe that will help...? I'm not the doctor that you should be seeking a second opinion from though...

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  TheHD  |  12

It works for some people and it doesn't for others. I had my right one done and I am almost completely off of my migraine medicine that I've been on for several years. It's called a Daith Piercing.

By  GhostFox  |  33

Those two events occurring closely together should be a major red flag to any medical professional worth the paper their degree is written on. From those two symptoms alone, you could be looking at a brain tumor, a concussion, inflammation of the brain and a whole boat of other nasty and possibly lethal medical issues. If your doctor hasn't ordered an MRI, or CAT scan, you should look for a doctor who will order them, stat. That they are being so unconcerned about this says a lot about them, and none of it good. Please get a second opinion, OP, even if it could be expensive. Being in debt sucks, but it's better than being dead.

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