About 2 months ago i had what i can only assume was the worst case of the flu that i have ever had (although i had had a flu shot). After a few days i was up and around. About 2 weeks later i developed a clogged ear and vertigo but no pain. My doctor thought it was a sinus infection and gave me Levaquin and Zyrtec D. After a few days the symptoms disappeared. About a week later they came back. This time my doctor sent me to an ENT. The ENT diagnosed a severe sinus infection and prescribed Amox and oral steroids for inflammation (MehtylPredNisolone tablets 4mg (6 day taper dosing)). Immediately upon taking the steroids the symptoms disappeared and i finished my antibiotics. I went back in and he said i was clear. After another week, the same ear was clogged and the vertigo was back and this time i had a SEVERE pain in the back of my head just behind the ear that was clogged, which hurt severely when pressed in one specific spot where the head and neck meet. I went back to the ENT. He said there was no sign of infection but i had postnasal drip and congestion and to go back on another steroid pack. Immediately upon taking the steroid pack all the symptoms completely disappeared. However i developed severe nausea (unrelated??) which led to severe vomiting and severe diahrea. After 12 hours of continuously vomiting i suffered severe dehydration and was hospitalized and hooked up to an IV. All blood tests came back normal but showed a low level of Potassium which i was told was expected. As i could not take the steroids, the clogged ear came back, with the vertigo, and the horrible pain behind the clogged ear just above the neck. After returning from the hospital i went back on the steroid pack and immediately the symptoms disappeared completely (no nausea at all). Right before i take another dose the symptoms return and they are especially horrible in the morning, which i assume is the result of not taking the steroids in 8 hours. Every time i have had these symptoms in the past, it has been the result of a sinus infection however the ENT said there was no sign of infection this time and i have already been on two different antibiotics in the last month. I should also say that i have pretty bad year long allergies but i have been taking Nasonex and receiving allergy shots for just over a year and this has almost completely eliminated allergy symptoms which i have suffered from for many years, so i don't think it's allergy related (which seems to be the flavor of the month suggestion).Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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