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Ringing/pain in ears with dizziness and numb tongue?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 25, 2011
  • 08:23 AM

A couple of days ago I woke up feeling very dizzy. There were no other symptoms until after I took a shower before I went to sleep. My ear started ringing. I decided to go to sleep anyways. I was pretty restless through the night. I woke up the next day feeling nauseous, still dizzy, still hearing the ring in my ear, and a sharp pain in my ear would occur every so often. The doctor I visited said it may be from eating hard food, causing inflammation in my ear. She sent me home with 12.5mg of Meclizine to be taken every 6 hours. As I am writing, a numbness is developing on half of my tongue on the side with the ear pain/ringing (left side). There is also a white stripe along the left side of my tongue that the right side does not have. Should I call my doctor in the morning and update her on the situation, or just keep taking the Meclizine and wait for it to go away?

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  • Seems like I can't edit my first post. :/Here's some additional info on myself if it helps:- 24 year old Female- No serious illness in the past- 5'5" ; 110-115 lbs- Period started this past Sunday night (7/24/11)- Symptoms began last Friday (7/22/11)
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  • Went to the ER last night. The doctor there said I have viral labyrinthitis and possible early Bell's Palsy. All the symptoms I've described before are still around. Here's an update:- Dizziness has gone down a lot from taking valium- Ringing in ear is still there- Pain in ear has increased- Pain now at the top left of my head- Half of tongue is still numb; can't taste anything on that sideI'm going in later today to see my GP. I guess I just need to ride this thing out?
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