Originally Posted by shellbabe
Hi! I'm new to this board. I believe I may have an inner ear problem.
In March, I took a plane trip. Upon returning, I had severe nausea and dizziness. I went to my primary care physician. She said I had fluid in both ears. We tried nasal spray which worked but didn't totally clear up the problem. I went back. We tried nasal spray again along with a decongestant. I still didn't feel 100% so I was given a referral to an ENT.
When I saw the ENT, the fluid was gone. He said I had some sort of ear trauma from the flight. I have always been sensitive to motion like carnival rides so the plan ride made it worse. He prescribed antivert. I tried taking a half a pill but was so tired I couldn't function.
About another month went on, I was still feeling dizzy. From that point on, I have not been able to drive on the highway without a horrible headache. I went back to the ENT. He said the same things. He said I could take tests, but really there is no point. He said no matter the outcome of the tests that the treatment is the same. He gave me a prescription for ear patches to try while driving. I have not tried them yet.
Now, six months after the plan trip I till feel dizzy and off balance most of the day. I have a ton of floaters. I'm not sure the floaters matter, but I thought I would mention them. I feel pressure in my head at times but no headaches. I also feel foggy at times. Any ideas what I might have? I am considering going back to the doctor because I am afraid something terrible is wrong with me. Help!
Yep---just a guess---but sounds like an Inner Ear injury---unfortunately ENT's(at least most of them) are not much good in this medical area.
The Doc's that specialize in the Inner Ear are:
They are Neurologists that continue (usually under a fellowship) an additional three years specializing in the inner ear(vestibular)and it's connections with/to the brain, etc....
Usually they can be found at Medical Research Centers, i.e., John Hopkins, Univ of Penn, Northwestern Univ, UCLA, Stanford, etc.....ask ur ENT to refer u to one in ur area----or give u----the name of one in ur area/close by---that might wake him/her up.