Untreated Ear Infection - Brain fog/Weakness
Hello, I'm new to this forum. I'm 23 and have Aspergers Syndrome.
I have recently been diagnosed with a "Fungal Ear Infection" due to prolonged use of ear plugs (Sensory Integration Dysfuncton).
I wear EarPlugs all the time, literally 24/7.
Being perfectly honest I'm not very aware of the common dangers of things until they get very bad.. I have very bad hygiene when it comes to ear cleaning.
For about a year I've been having recurring ear infections of which I have never checked out with a doctor nor have I treated it with medication.
For the past 5 months I've have the most terrible brain fog of which I cant explain in words, I find it hard to read and take the information in even when repeating the sentences over and over again..
Finally I went to the doctor and he took a swab of the infection of my ear and it came back as a fungal infection.
When I asked the doctor if this infection could cause the neurological problems, he almost assured me that it was definitely the ear infection.
I'm sorry to bother people on here, I'm normally a very internal person, but when I ask for help from doctors they humour me because of the Aspergers Syndrome.. I'm a walk over, not very assertive and I trust everyone..
I was just wondering does this sound like a plausible cause of the brain fog?
Thank you :o)