I am 36 & was diagnosed with a 4mm x 6mm AN on my left side on 4/3. I was having debilitating headaches, earaches, tinnitus, then I could feel it in my throat when I moved my head to the side or swallowed. All of this started February 11th. I was convinced I had an inner ear infection until the MRI results came back. I have no hearing loss.
I’ve been told repeatedly that my symptoms don’t match the size or the diagnosis of AN. But this isn’t a migraine. I have no idea what else this could be.
Just within the last two days I started having a tingly sensation radiating above my left ear to the top of my head. Today, it’s going down the front of my face & it feels like a Novocain shot starting to wear off.
My question is considering how “small” everyone keeps telling me the tumor is, are these symptoms of the AN or is this stress? I have three small kids at home until further notice, trying to keep working two jobs & trying to also volunteer to help EMS workers on the frontline. I have chosen to do a middle fossa surgery but there is no date set with everything going on. I’m just wondering if this sounds like symptoms or if this is something else? TBH, I’m trying to not freak out that this is a stroke.
Also, does stress make AN worse/grow faster?
Thank you so much for reading & I hope everyone of safe & healthy right now.