Author Topic: Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years  (Read 364 times)

GaleWynne

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Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:04:47 pm »
Hi, I have good news, my AN remains stable at a bit less than 2MM.  See my signature for more info. My sister had a 3MM AN (yes 3MM AN) that caused disabling balance symptoms and I had some balance issues when mine edged over 2MM.  I don't think too much about it now. The only thing that I have kept doing is minimizing dental xrays. I have done bitewings in the past year, but I'm not doing the panoramic.  I can't prove anything but my AN edged over 2MM a bit after having panoramic in 2011.  And my sister checked her dental records and her AN symptoms increased after a panoramic, then they found her AN.  Again we can't prove anything.  Could be a coincidence.  As for my tinnitus, it's still here, I just live with it, it could be worse. 
Sister 3MM surgically removed 11/2001.
Me - Tinnitus Jan 2011. MRI April 2011 almost 2MM AN.  Symptoms increased June 2011; MRI over 2MM AN July 2011. July 2012 MRI: AN now 2 MM which ties to symptom decline. July 2013 MRI: barely 2MM Aug 2015: STABLE Aug 2017: STABLE Oct 2019: STABLE!

ANSydney

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Re: Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 10:51:07 pm »
I'm also highly suspicious of dental x-rays.

jami

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Re: Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 05:43:26 pm »
Congrats on the stability.

I have thought dental xrays from time to time, but then wonder why ANs are typically on just  one side vs two. Dental x-rays are against both sides. Same for the mobile phone theory (my AN was NOT on the side where I hold the phone up to my ear).

I am NOT a doctor / researcher / etc of course!
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment

ANSydney

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Re: Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 04:13:37 pm »
If dental x-rays were the cause, it makes sense to only affect one side. This would be because it only provides a chance of an AN. If x-rays were certain to cause ANs there would be ANs for most people that have x-rays and on both sides.

Hope the though got through my poor explanation.

jami

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Re: Watch and Wait for Over Eight Years
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 06:15:40 am »
You made sense  :)
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment

 


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