I just joined this site a few days ago. I'm a 24 year old female, 5'4", 110 lbs... for as long as I can remember I've always had drainage or fluid in my ears and drainage in my throat. It would always get worse when I would go jogging outside. It was more of an annoyance than anything and so when I did finally go to my family doctor he gave me some Allegra for allergies to see if that would help. It didn't really help but I didn't both going back to see him because it didn't really give me any other problems. This was 2 years ago.
In the last 2 months I've all of a sudden had many vertigo/dizziness spells that last anywhere from 10-15 seconds to 10-15 minutes. This past weekend I had a major vertigo spell that lasted about 12 hours. I've also had sore throats, headaches, and fatigue. I finally broke down and went to my doctor a few weeks ago. He took some blood tests and the only problem he could see was my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was slightly elevated and gave me Synthroid 50 mcg to take to see if that might be the source of the problem. I took that for 2 days when I had my Vertigo attack. I saw another doctor last night and he told me the vertigo and Synthroid are not related. He suggested I might be stressed or even depressed! That wasn't what I wanted to hear lol.
I called my family doctor back today and I got referred to an ENT doctor to look into my dizziness and Vertigo. I was wondering if anyone else out there has ever had these dizziness/Vertigo spells the way I have and if your doctor also looked into your thyroid levels? I'm afraid my ENT doctor will treat me without knowing what the real problem is just like my family doctor did. It's scary to think they have no idea what is wrong with me.
The last thing I wanted to say was that I also noticed this weekend when I had my vertigo attack I did NOT have fluid in my ear. Now it's Monday and the fluid/popping/cracking in my ear is back and I feel better.
Okay I'm done with my novel. If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated! I would love to hear others stories and any insight you may have. Thanks so much!