I'm going on about a month since being hospitalized for 5 days and diagnosed with VM. I have never experienced something so painful and evil , coming from someone with a high threshhold for pain, hell I gave birth 3 times without so much an asprin. It feels like this thing is ravaging my entire body and being. As each day goes by, sometimes I feel better but anytime out of the blue , the headache , stiff neck , aching back and limb numbness attack. I constantly have blurry vision, confusion, and "heavy head" feeling. Now I have earaches suddenly. Although these thing are all a pain in the ass ...every time I feel better , I feel better than before. I am hoping it is because I completely laid off all pain meds. My sister bought me a bottle of black seed oil , I've been taking it for 1 week now and the improvement in 1 week is much more than since I've had it. Has anyone else experienced ear pain? would love to hear from others who have ongoing effects.