Please help us find a diagnosis for my son's mysterious illness
My adult son started having a sinus headache and flu-like symptoms in early October. His doctor suspected a sinus infection and gave him antibiotics, but the symptoms got worse--and he also got jaw pain on the left side. He went to an ENT specialist and they did a CAT scan of the sinuses--normal. The doctor ran every blood test in the book--all normal (no Lyme's disease, etc.). My son then went to a neurologist, who gave him something to abate the headaches; the pain is bearable during the day, but the symptoms persist. In the past two weeks, the neurologist ordered an MRI and they saw some inflammation of some nerves; she has no idea what is going on, and suggested he see a neurosurgeon. We do not think this is strictly neurological in nature, and we need a creative diagnostician to help get to the bottom of it ASAP. I wonder whether there could be any environmental factors involved (my son's house had a mold problem) or could this possibly be a strange disease he picked up during a summer 2009 trip to China? Can anyone suggest a great doctor or hospital in the Boston area to help us diagnose the problem so my son--always a healthy guy--can get rid of this and be healthy again? Thank you!