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What is wrong with me!?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 23, 2009
  • 01:38 PM

My symptoms started a few weeks before thanksgiving week. I experience dizziness, on and off ringing in both ears(it's kinda normal, but this was more frequent), and a 'fullness' feeling. One time, I was working and became so dizzy, that I felt nauseous and had to break.
Over the week of thanksgiving, at one point I could only hear my heart beating in my right ear for a couple of seconds. Thankfully, that hasn't happened again.
This week, I've been waking up with my ears both a little clogged, but would unclog soon after... but yesterday, I fell asleep on the couch, and awoke to the ear I had been sleeping on(right) clogged, my hearing a little muffled, and constant ringing in said ear. It's ignorable, but I've noticed the pitch sometimes goes higher though.
The morning, I woke to an unclogged right ear, but the ringing is still there.
There is absolutely no pain in my ear. The only past ear problems I've ever had was swimmers ear when I was a little girl(very painful! I think after that was when the on and off ringing started, but I'm not sure).
This pretty weird thing has been happening, my ears will suddenly start to feel hot. I'm not blushing or anything, and normally when it happens no one is around.
I have pretty good hearing, even better than the rest of the family(I hear stuff they don't hear, but a friend of mine, after listening, admits to the sounds too. After, or course, making fun of me), nor do I listen to loud music.

Does anyone have any similar experiences and/or knows whats going on?
Thank you so much for your time!

holidaytrouble

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  • I was given a decongestant... The doctor was hoping that would clear it up. It did, after a few days, relieve the pressure from my right ear. I still have ringing (both ears) that now increases in pitch every so often. I have no clue what to do now.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2010
    • 08:06 PM
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  • I was given a decongestant... The doctor was hoping that would clear it up. It did, after a few days, relieve the pressure from my right ear. I still have ringing (both ears) that now increases in pitch every so often. I have no clue what to do now. The ringing in your ears could be tinnitus and the dizziness could be vertigo. Since both things are ear related (vertigo being an inner-ear problem) maybe you should go to an ear, nose, throat doc. good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 05:42 PM
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