Middle ear infection?
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|Tue, 03-10-2009 - 5:55pm|
Dizziness woke me up yesterday morning. The room was spinning out of control. My first thought was middle ear infection, since I had experienced one of those a few years ago. As I moved around (getting out of bed, going potty, etc.), the dizziness became worse and I almost fell a couple of times. I couldn't even read the newspaper because I couldn't get my eyes to focus. I'm stubborn about going to the doctor until I realize I don't have any other choice, so I thought I'd wait my dizziness out. Headaches were coming and going and every time I moved, it felt like I was going to pass out. When I began vomiting, I told dh that I was ready to go. He drove me to the ER, where they took blood and did all the things ERs usually do. My ear infection prior caused me to be dizzy, but not nauseated nor headachy.
The doctor said he thought it was a middle ear infection, though he couldn't tell for sure. My blood work came back a-okay. I'm taking a prescription drug for the dizziness and the doc said that if I wasn't any better in a week to 10 days, then he'd order an MRI. Today is somewhat better. At least I can see the keyboard and monitor without feeling dizzy, which I couldn't do yesterday. Moving too quickly or stooping over cause the dizziness to become severe.
Anyway, I got to thinking that for about the last month, I've had difficulty in maintaining my balance and I seem to drop almost everything I pick up. It's been really frustrating. Anyone have experience or knowledge about middle ear infections?