I been having infections and mucous in my left ear for quite some time. I was on antibiotics, painkillers and serc (for vertigo). Finally it went away and we went on holiday and had a great time. The flight back was very turbulent and I was sick for a few days after (same as feeling car sick). Then I was fine for 3 days and then the tinnitus started last Thursday. It didn't stop all weekend and then I noticed a sore throat and blocked ears. I went to the doc on Mon who did nothing for me and then I went to another in the afternoon who gave me antibiotics and dexketoprofen (it didn't help). That night the pain in my ears was so severe I was screaming and the tinnitus so bad it is driving me crazy. We went to A and E. Doc gave me xanax, oxycontin and antihistimines.
Yesterday I was in work and I got very bad by the afternoon I was burning up all over my face and down my chest and back. Also the pain felt very much in my trigeminal nerve area. I went to my GP who has added on prednisolone and stomach protecting ibuprofen and has said not to take the oxycontin.
She said there is build up of fluid behind my ear and it may perforate. The liquid has no where to go and that is why I'm having the pain in my ear and head etc. She can't explain the hotness and has said the tinnitus will go when the ear gets better.
Has anyone had this? I keep getting new symptoms. One doc said I have strep throat and the gunk from the throat has travelled up my ears and has caused this.
I well believe her but wondered if there is any way I can get rid of the pressure naturally? (Im gargling with listerine and have a facial steamer). I have had enough of feeling sick all the time and my ears seem to be the problem.
Im taking 3 gr of westhroid a day.
Thank you lovely peeps.