I am 2 months post radiation treatment (35 fractions of 70 Greys) with concomitant cisplatin (2 rounds, day 1 and day 22) and also 4 weeks post carboplatin and 5FU (first round a month ago, second will be in a few days) for NPC stage III.
I started to experience some rather unusual symptoms, beginning a few weeks ago, and I was wondering if anyone from this forum experienced anything similar or close to it. I figured out what triggers the symptoms only a couple of day ago.
It’s difficult to explain, but here it goes. From looking forward position, if I look on the right side (from upper right, all the way to lower right) I get a very short (fraction of a second) funny noise in my ears (predominantly right sight, I would describe like a metallic sound, but muffled) accompanied by a very short (also fraction of a second) sensation of lightheadedness. This appears every time I do that, so it’s not random, but again, only when I move my eyes on the right side.
These are very short impulses, and the only reason I am concerned is that I am not sure if this is a “gift” from radiation/cisplatin treatment, or something worse, knowing that this cancer also affects cranial nerves. It is common for the advanced stages to affect the abducens ocular nerve (nerve VI) but in my case the eye movement itself is not affected, it’s only that is accompanied by these short impulses of noise and lightheadedness whenever I look on the right side. It’s like the VI-th and VIII-th (vestibulocohlear) cranial nerves are somehow “shorted” (in lack of a better term).
Sorry for this rather long post and that I haven’t been able to explain this better, hope you’ve got the idea.