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Old 04-15-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

My goodness. I am experiencing some ridiculous symptoms. What's funny is that I don't have mono. I was actually tested for it a few days ago, supposedly I just have a sinus infection. But I'm dizzy all the time and I really don't feel like myself at all. I don't feel dizzy to the point where I am going to fall down, but just dizzy where I feel disoriented. I also hear cracking when I yawn in both of my ears and my right ear feels like it is clogged. I am also feeling pressure on my face, like something is pushing down on my cheeks, if I press on my cheeks and under my eyes I feel like I have bruises underneath my skin. Every once in a while I also hear a very high pitch noise in my right ear, but it won't stay for long and barely happens. My nose is also dry I'm going to an ENT specialist on monday, I will keep you updated on my situation. My questions is, does this sound like a normal sinus/ear infection? I have had ear problems ever since I was a little kid, but never this bad. Finals are coming up for college and I have been unable to concentrate at all. I'm on Guaifenex 600-60 tablets. Has anyone here had any similar experiences to this and what helped you during this time? I also noticed the dizziness happening after I cleaned my ear with a Q tip. I went to the doctor to get my ears drained and the doctor only drained my left ear, she said it was unsafe to drain the right because there was liquid behind the ear drum, now after the drainage I feel pressure on my right ear.
I have also been feeling kind of foggy headed with confusion, like I'll be there but not 100% and I don't feel like myself. I'm also not experiencing any headaches.

Oh, I also suffer from severe hypochondria, so I am just seriously scared.

Thanks in advance to anyone that decides to contribute to this thread.

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

anyone have any input on this? Please...

 
Old 04-16-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

someone please help..

 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

How long has this been going on?

You may have Sinus/Ear infection..

When you have an infection like this, it can sometimes cause dizziness until all teh fluid drains completely which can take weeks... months to fully drain. Ifthey see bubbles or fluid behind the ear drum, then you have effusion of your middle ear... Try taking some decongestants to help dry up the fluid.. Allegra etc....

 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

The pressure has been going on for about a month and is greatly relieved ever since I have been taking my Guaifenex 600-60 tablets twice a day. The dizziness started a week ago after I cleaned my ears with q tips. I went to the doctor last thursday and she drained my left ear but wouldn't drain my right because of fluid behind my ear drum. Every day though, I'm a little bit better I think. I'm seeing an ENT tommorow to let him know everything so that I can get a little reasurrance.

 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:52 AM   #6
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

Ok, So your taking mucinex which helps with the congestion.. This should help your ears drain... You received a myringotomy... That in itself can cause strange feelings of pressure as the hole has to heal. Good luck,, I dont know about the Qtip .... Did you insert it far enough to cause damage to your ear drum? maybe you scratched it??

 
Old 04-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

No, the doctor just drained my ears with warm water and a siringe or something.

 
Old 04-17-2007, 06:48 AM   #8
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

Oh, he flushed your ears?? That really doesnt do much for the fluid in the middle ear.

I would continue on the mucinex and see how your doing in a week or 2.

 
Old 04-17-2007, 08:44 AM   #9
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

Yea, I just got back from the appointment w/ the ENT. I got a CT scan and pressure tests. Sounds like it's just a viral infection and that I should be better in a few weeks.

 
Old 06-07-2007, 01:41 PM   #10
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Re: Sinus/Ear infection...is this normal?

yes, As i read your symptoms i was like, wow, this guy has the same exact symptoms as me.. all the above. I also feel fluid draining in my ears sometimes.. but the disoriented, dizzy not yourself thing is exactly how i feel... When i open my mouth, the popping, Its crazy. Everything seems like im in a daze

 
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