A year or so ago I started experiencing phantom (rotten, unnatural, pungent, persistent) smells. They lasted a couple weeks until it gradually subsided. A few months ago they began again, and I became worried it could be a brain tumor. I consulted with an ENT, who performed a CT of the sinus and did not find any possibilities (other than an enlarged Adnoid that he suggested might have dried mucus on it generating a smell). He then sent me for an MRI of the brain, which was read by a neuroradiologist and showed 100% normal. Around that exact time, I started developing a metallic taste in my mouth, which has become more and more persistent and pungent (it is now 2-3 weeks later). I've tried switching toothpastes, using mouthwash & flossing more, eliminating alcohol, spicy foods, changing what source I drink my water from, taking tums to rule out acid reflux (although I have no other symptoms), and other things. Nothing has helped.. Around the same time I also started getting numbness/tingling in my hands, with my left hand once going completely numb. Since then, my right hand has been experiencing some numbness. This could be carpal tunnel (I work on computers for a living), so I've been wearing a wrist brace and doing exercises - which hasn't helped a whole lot. Just a couple times, I have also experienced a numbing/tingling (not painful) sensation at the tip of my tongue, for example after I wake up from a nap. It takes 30-45 minutes to subside. This last thing is what finally trigged me to write here..
I'm a 23 year old male with no other major health issues (other than being diagnosed with OCD, and commonly anxious). Should the MRI I received mostly put me at ease? What should I do next?
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on Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.