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Blocked eustacian tubes/sinus infection

Blocked eustacian tubes/sinus infection

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Posted by Tiffane Leigh on October 18, 2000 at 20:52:04:

I started to have "dizzy spells" when I was 6 months pregnant. I was told that I had a sinus infection and it resulted in fluid behind both my ears. I was put on 3 different antibiotics which resulted in over 30 days of antibiotic treatment. Meanwhile, I was unable to drive or ride in a vehicle for long distances without severe dizziness. The dizzy spells lessened for the rest of my pregnancy. I was told that due to pregnancy my ligaments had stretched and made my eustacian tubes less efficent in draining. 3 days after I gave birth I started to have the dizzy spells, wetness in my ears severe sinus pain on my cheeks, forehead, sides of my head. I have a constant thick feeling "post nasal drip". I have popping and crackling in my ears as well as a feeling of having soap in them. I have been put on another antibiotic and am using non medicated saline. I have begun having severe pain in the back of my head behind my ears and down through my neck i think it is due to the blockage. Antibiotics do not seem to be working. I had my tonsils and adnoids removed when I was 6 years old so they are not a problem. I am completly upset and discouraged that I can not enjoy the birth of my baby due to feeling so terrible. I do not want any surgery. If anyone has any information on what I can do to aid in the drainage of my eustacian tubes please let me know and I will relay any information that I have picked up along the way. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I never thought in a million years that a "sinus infection" or "ear infection" could cause so much trouble. It is really life altering and I want my life back. I have not driven for 4 months. I am only 22 and have a 3 year old and a newborn and do not want to spend anymore time suffering.

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