Unsteady gait,balance problem,brain fog,thinking not clear Mri reveal nothing its been 6 months now?
- formerly_bobLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
A normal MRI rules out the most common causes, which makes this sort of a mystery. An ear problem would only account for the balance problem.
This might be challenging for a doctor to diagnose. The symptoms resemble encephalitis, but without an infection.
Diagnosis is likely to be a major effort. You can keep working with your neurologist to find an answer. There is one crazy long shot that you could try and that is first getting tested for celiac disease and markers for autoimmune inflammation. Even if you don't have celiac disease, jump on the bandwagon and go gluten free for a month and see what happens. This might make a big difference if you have celiac disease, but probably won't help if you don't.
- Anonymous2 months ago
An unsteady gait and balance problems can be a result of Meniere's disease or vertigo which can be diagnosed by an ear, nose and throat specialist. A neurologist can check for spinal cord compression or peripheral neuropathy. Stress, anxiety, functional neurological disorder or a somatoform disorder are also possibilities. A neurologist can diagnose FND and a neuropsychiatrist can diagnose a somatoform disorder. If you haven't had any blood tests done it's worth getting your vitamin B12 and D checked, your iron levels and thyroid function.
- TavyLv 72 months ago
Sounds like vertigo usually caused by an inner ear inflamation.
No cancer it would have showed on the MRI
- SandyLv 72 months ago
see a neurologist and demand a CAT scan.