Originally Posted by KRProton
I'm surprised you didn't have to go the ER and made it all on your own. The diagnosis for me was inner ear infection. It causes inflammation around the nerves and inner ear organs that throws off your balance and hearing.
Well after much investigation on the internet I concluded it was an inner ear infection (the heat had been off in my apartment for 3 days it was freezing and I had just cut my hair very short.)
I went to the clinic went I was well enough, and the doctor refused to give my antibiotics - idiot!.
Then I did more research on the net and found out that most are viral some are bacterial. Armed with more knowledge from the net, i went to a different doctor and was able after much pleading to get the antibiotics. The symptoms cleared up by day 3 and I completed the full 10 days (It is very imp to complete the full ten days so you don't strengthen the bacteria's resistance to antibiotics!)
As you say it is more likely a viral caused inner ear infection but in my case it was bacterial. The differences are:
1. bacterial is localized whereas viral you will get other body general symptoms (such as runny nose, aches, fever etc.)
2. Viral will go away in 3weeks or so, bacterial will it will go on for months and you can get permanent ear damage if you don't get antibiotics.
I am completely cured now and back to my old robust self.
(Hopefully it will be another 15 years before I have to go see those clowns to get antibiotics.
They can't tell viral from bacterial so you may want to get a course (10 supply) of antibiotics if all your symptoms don't clear up.
All the best!!