HELP!!!! Ears blocked, sinuses swollen & vertigo for 1 1/2 months
Hi - My sinuses filled up on 12/15 & I had a nasty cold. I started feeling off balance/dizzy right around this time. I waited out the cold & it never really subsided. After a while, I went to my Primary Care who prescribed a strong antibiotic for 2 weeks along with Veramist (nasal steroid). At this time, I was pretty off balance/dizzy. There was no change with the treatment.
I went to see an ENT last week, who said my sinuses looked VERY swollen. He put me on Prednisone for 15 days. Today is day 10 & I am no different & quite possibly worse. I am not sure if the off balance/dizzy is worse or if I am just becoming obsessed with it!! I have no headaches. My vision is blurred if I looked down, then up quickly but it doesn't stay blurred.
I saw the ENT today as a follow up (and because I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown) and he doesn't think this is related to my sinuses at all now since he believes that the Prednisone would have cleared it. They are trying to fit me in for inner ear testing, balance testing & hearing testing next week & said that depending on what they show, he may want an MRI. This completely freaked me out as I have been worried that there is something wrong with my brain since this will not GO AWAY!!
I am very afraid now. Reading this board has made me feel somewhat better since it seems like I am not the only one this is happening or has happened to.
Any thoughts you all may have would be greatly appreciated. I am at such a low point right now, I can't describe it.