I feel like this is a ridiculous question, and I’m sure I know the answer but I just need to ask it. Earlier this week my doctor diagnosed me and prescribed me pain meds, a muscle relaxer, and steroids. She explained what ES was and told me that if the pain goes away after a month of meds, then no need to do anything about it. She then said that if the pain continues, then we will do a CT scan. After educating myself and readying many forums here over the past few days…seems like she may not know the severity of it? Should I be demanding a CT scan now? Considering how dangerous it could be and seeing how the symptoms are affecting me (slowed speech due to a ‘tired’ feeling tongue and throat, excess saliva, headaches, extreme throat pain-like stabs, clicking in my throat, ear pain, etc) I am extremely nervous and want to know how long the styloid may be and if it is pressuring against anything serious. Any advice would help! I am going to a second ENT today for another opinion, I am not planning to tell him the diagnosis and going to see if he diagnoses me with the same.
Thank you all so so so much! I am so thankful I found this site!