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Glomus Tympanicum CK side effect?
Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 4:26 AM
Joined: 10/4/2015
Posts: 1

I had CK in May (6months) ago for a glomus Tympanicum in my left ear. I am just now beginning to get relief from the heart beat of this tumor and visual exam confirms the tumor is shrinking. I won't have scans for another 6 months. I have now had 5 episodes of excessive saliva and feeling nauseated. This has happened at various times a day including during sleep. It's not long lasting but comes out of the blue. Could this be a side effect of CK? And if so, what do people do about it? When alone, I just fight through the nausea and swallow and spit a lot- just concerned if it happens in the middle of a presentation or something with work. Thank you.
Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 4:28 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

The 7th and 9th cranial nerves are involved in salivation and there is a salivatory nucleus in the brainstem. If any of those areas was irritated by the radiation, perhaps it could cause this. talk to your doctors. By the way - I have never seen this symptom

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology

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