41 yo, female no past health issues. Earache off and on for 6 months. Doc said the ear infection was inner and just let it run it's course. With initial inner ear infection (no ache originally) also had balance issues and vertigo. A month ago went back to my doc with earache, sore throat, cough and sinus discomfort. doc gave me Amoxicillin.Sore throat subsided for a little while, but returned several days ago and has gotten worse especially when sleeping. Have experience some anxiety/panic issues (loss of loved ones), some bouts of sleep disturbance, diarrhea. I work in near large bulk stockpiles of soil, compost, and mulch. I also had some plaster repair, wallpaper removal, and painting done at home.Is this from anxiety or a bacterial infection or what?Should I wait it out, go back to my doc, or try see an ENT or other professional?
Thank you! I've been feeling considerably better over the past few days. I think a lot of my symptoms were brought on or magnified by my worry and stress. Since I've mad a habit of clearing my head and not sweating every little thing, I've started feeling a bit better. I do still want to go see and ENT though... this inner ear thing shouldn't be gong on this long in my opinion.
The only symptom you describe, me2know, which is typical of anxiety is vertigo, but the diagnosis of an inner ear infection puts even that in doubt. I believe you should pursue this further with either your doctor or a specialist. No illness, physical or mental, should be allowed to drag on for 6 months.
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