Head Pains right side, dizzyness, ear discomfort, slight ringing in ears, general feeling unwell

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nicola56
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   Posted 1/17/2013 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
In the autumn and winter of 2010 had all these symtoms - really scared me - had blood tests, urine tests and finally forced my doc to give me an MRI scan which came back normal and my doc just thought I was depressed.

After a few months these symptoms went, came back again for a few weeks in Jan 2012 - went again and now have returned with vengeance. First warning was pain in head (always the right side) and then 2 weeks later feeling of real dizzyness that just makes me have to go to bed. It is ruining my life and I just sit about feeling unwell - the docs seem to have given up in me..

Also I feel almost like I am having an mild anxiety attack with this condition.

Help needed desperately please

Oh and by the way the ear discomfort is really on the outside of my ears and I don't know whether this is connected but when I open my mouth there is a sort of low cracking sound on the right side

Could any of this be high blood pressure? I am at the end of my tether

Angelic_Victory
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   Posted 1/20/2013 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I've experienced the cracking noise when my jaw is hurt or I have a huge ear infection or from infection.
Its possible that it could high blood pressure related. If you have high blood pressure does you dr have you on something for it? That's where'd id start.
Nail patella syndrome, osteoarthritis, complex migraines, eosinophilic esophagitis, major depressive disorder, OCD, and fibromyalgia, IBS

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nicola56
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   Posted 1/26/2013 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
blood pressure was 120/85 - can rule that out. Feel so desperate - every day I have head pains and feel dizzy - wish I could feel well - don't want to go back to docs as I have seen him so much and he says he has done all he can

Angelic_Victory
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   Posted 1/26/2013 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you really need in with a neurologist. A neurologist would be able to answer a lot of questions and help prevent them. Good luck
Nail patella syndrome, osteoarthritis, complex migraines, eosinophilic esophagitis, major depressive disorder, OCD, and fibromyalgia, IBS

Meds: flovent 220 mcg, flexeril 10 mg, zonisanide 100 mg, omeprazole 40 mg, Cymbalta 60 mg,dicyclomine 20 mg, elavil, 10 mg, Xanax prn, hydrocodone prn.

aphysicalwreck
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   Posted 1/26/2013 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Nicola:
Could it be Lyme disease?

nicola56
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   Posted 1/28/2013 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Did have a look at that - have some of the symptoms but I had an MRI scan in 2010 and it wasn't picked up. I am so desperate now and just sit about in misery which sounds very self-indulgent but I just feel so low. I saw a neurologist twice in 2010/2011 and he gave me an all clear - I was ok for a bit but as I say this illness came back for a bit in Jan/Feb 2012 for a few weeks and now has done the same in Jan/Feb 2013 only this time I am so much more dizzy as I say with not headaches as such but headpains and ear discomfort sometimes a sort of fullness. - I am scared and feel everything is ending - sorry to be so pathetic.....

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   Posted 1/28/2013 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems and get an ekg or ultra sound done, and if that proves good then maybe go and see a ENT that specializes in Vertigo and find what is causing the dizzyness...
Many well wishes and do keep us posted...
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nicola56
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   Posted 1/31/2013 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much all for your suggestions and concerns - never felt so low in all my life - my doc just seems to dismiss me as a middle aged depressed hysteric which he had done all he can for - I am none of these things just a lady who can't enjoy life as I feel so poorly - x

nicola56
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   Posted 1/31/2013 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I was looking a Menieres Disease - have some of symptoms?

nicola56
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   Posted 2/3/2013 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel my doc does not really think I feel so poorly. Yesterday I had this headpain felt slightly naseous and then off balance with ears fullish - it is really ruining my life and never seems to end - having had the MRI and seen a neurologist twice in 2011 I am now trying to self diagnose but going round in circles (not a pun sounds like my condition) it is so strange that these symptoms came in 2010 then back again in Jan 2012 lasting a few weeks and now again in Jan 2013 but really much worse - emanating from right hand side of head and ear. I feel family is bored of me and I feel so depressed and down that I honestly feel I can't go on. Now looking a labyrinthitus - I can't believe I have been reduced from a happy enthusiastic interested in everything lady to a pathetic pain filled scared person filled with brain fog - I don't recognise myself - every little thing is so difficult - try to mask all but not easy

lab01343
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   Posted 2/4/2013 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to go through three neuros before I found one that would actually help me.

The first one lost interest in helping when I told her I couldn't take marijuana (my mom loved the fact that I'm allergic to it)

The second had me fill out a 60 page questionnaire, saw me for about 5 minutes. Told me I had chronic migraines and he would send a report to my doc. No prescriptions no direction. Didn't care that I have low blood pressure and had my doc put me on a blood pressure control drug. My blood pressure actually crashed a couple times at work before my doctor agreed that maybe we should stay away from blood pressure medicines or ones with blood pressure side affects. about that time, work told me to "just stay home if you feel you have a migraine coming on"

This last one I'm with at last made a follow up appointment with me in 6 weeks. Forced me to remove Demerol (only pain relief that I was getting) and Tylenol from usage for about 8 months (thought the majority of what I was experiencing was rebound - but it wasn't, Ha - I thought he was just being psychotic). Meanwhile he worked through another series of medication, and we ended up using botox in combination with NORTRIPTYLINE (70 mg per day). The first improvement I got with the botox was that I got rid of the continuous brain fog except for when I was having strong head pain.

At my worst I was 29 days a month with head pain of 6 or greater on the pain scale of 10. I didn't actually throw up but something thought it would be better if I could. I would lose vision, and this started with my world being broken up into pixels. Then they go out one by one. I always feel like I'm crazy because there is no way I can feel as bad as I do. My limbs get soooo heavy and numb it feels like I have lost the ability to move them, and when I try to move an intense burning pain envelopes my limbs.

Until those around you actually go through the pain, they will never understand (my boyfriend starting getting them in the last year after making feel like a wimp for the last 4 years). I never would actually wish one of my attacks on another person, but sometimes it is very hard to resist the temptation. It is hard to stay positive and find the right doctor, but you do have to keep trying. There are doctors out there that actually understand what we go through.

Hope this helps, and try to stay strong.

nicola56
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   Posted 2/11/2013 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your help and support but now I feel so desperate just can't even get out of bed. Everyday I have head pains on the right and ear discomfort and feel dizzy and 'woozy' - just of colour and also I feel that I am having slight panic attacks - my heart seems to be at faster - or maybe an anxiety attack. I feel I look awful and have made an appointment to see my doc again tomorrow but I am dreading that because I know he thinks I am a time waster and he just writes me off a being depressed as he says 2 years ago when I was feeling ill and had an MRI and saw neurologist there is little more he can do but I have no life now and feel so desperate. I keep trying to be strong but it is so difficult when one feels so off colour - I hate these pains in my head - followed by dizziness and honestly feel I cant go on - sorry ,,,,,,,

jasper32
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   Posted 3/7/2013 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nicola,
I suffer with very similar symptoms to your's. My other symptoms include disequilibrium .. my balance is so off that I often stagger around like as if I'm drunk and have fallen against many walls and onto floors. Also brain fog, nausea, tinnitus, fullness in my ear, severe sensitivity to lights especially fluoresant lights and of course migraine headaches with or without aura and terrible vertigo/dizziness. The vertigo often brings on anxiety attacks.
After year's of seeing Dr. after Dr. and given all types of diagnoses, sinus infections, acute anxiety and panic attacks, depression, 'it's all in my mind' by more than one Dr., ear infections, one even suggested I may have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) which sent me into an immediate panic but after further investigations this was not so.
I finally got my local GP to refer me to an neurologist and after listening to my history and my family's history and performing several tests he diagnosed me with MAV (Migraine Associated Vertigo) also known as VM (Vestibular Migraine)!! FINALLY, after years of thinking I was going absolutely crazy this wonderful man gave me a proper diagnosis! He has started me on medication which unfortuately is not working particulary well for me but I am seeing him again next week so he will either up my dosage or try me on something else. At least there are many medications he can try me on and hopefully one will eventually be the right one for me. I doubt that I will ever be 100% free of all symptoms as MAV/VM is a disease and not JUST a migraine like so many think but if I can get even 75% back to how I once felt many years ago I will be happy.
There's an excellent site for MAV and Vertigo but I am not sure if I am allowed to mention it on here so I'd better not.
Sorry for rambling on so much but I hope this has helped you a bit Nicola as I know how awful and desperate you are feeling. It's so hard to get through each day. Please let us know how you get on.
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bellydancing
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   Posted 8/7/2013 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
what can i say one and a half years and still going with head pain, back of head and side of head affecting my right ear as well.  spend half my life depressed apparently theres nothing wrong with me ct and mri scans both clear.  idid have some releif with an accupuncuturist we managed to get to 3 weeks between appointemnt but then i went down with flu and back to weekly.  hoping to see a doctor this week just so i can shout at someone.  need my life back and a clear head would be good.  hospital not interested told mne i would get better......shows what they know.  last time i saw a doctor told to do food intolerence test now they would like 250.oo pounds to confirm what the allergy is......aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh  help going insane.

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   Posted 8/7/2013 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I have found through personal experience, Dr.'s are quick to say it's stress or depression. You should give careful thought and write every symptom down, even if you don't think it's related; such as a sore throat and toe pain where both could be the result of Central Nervous System (CNS) damage by way of Blood/ Brain Barrier insults. My suggestion would be to find out everything you can about your immediate environment. Living or working in a 'Water Damaged Building' can produce deadly Bio-toxins which can affect the entire body even as the toxins begin to form. Your environment should also be checked for radiation and also groundwater contamination where fumes may be entering your breathing space. Migraines and dizzy spells are common at the onset of toxic exposures, which may lead to Chronic Inflammatory Conditions. Please see http://www.cfsuntied.com/toxicmold2
also see what Eric has to say at: http://www.cfsuntied.com/helluvaclue.html
 
Also if you are in an area that have Toxic Chemtrails being sprayed in your skies, Migraines and dizzy spells have been reported. For more info on that topic please use your preferred search engine to search for the exclusive articles by Jim Phelps and A.C. Griffith. 

bellydancing
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   Posted 8/8/2013 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
well todays saga doctor has left only locums aaahhhhhhhhhhh had typed out all problems so i dont forget didnt even look at me but will refer to pain clinic if lucky might be in by xmas!!

Jpp18
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   Posted 3/22/2014 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
What wAs conclusion? I have all the same issues.
Ear fullness only one side
Head pressure only on right side
Disequilibrium
Never feel well
Was a high functioning and healthy person
Now feel handicapped
No pain
Seen dr after dr. No resolutions. Feel they think I am bananas. But I gave chronic pressure and discomfort.
8 months now - really low
Help!

pennyalisa
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   Posted 4/28/2014 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also had the same symptoms and I too was wondering about the crap they spray into the skies.
but I was also told to look into
marineers disease and candida yeast over growth

I have the brain fog dizzyiness tired acky feeling too
back of head and top of head feels like some one smacked me
and it tingles and some times ear feels like its going to explode
I have noticed I don't walk well like i did a month ago
I use to out walk my 6 foot 2 husband and I am 5 foot 3
now I need to hold on to him for surport
afraid to walk anywhere by myself
I don't know if I will fall or faint
and another side affect I have is an awful sensation of fumes coming from somewhere in my body
I also have the crackling and some blurry vision
and my doctor thinks I am making it up and I am nuts
and he thinks its just panic attacks
I have never had a panic attack in my life and I have had some bad stress situations in my life
that if I was going to have one would have had them then
im not stressed right now just frustrated that no one can tell me whats wrong
I have had blood the normal blood tests every thing is good according to the doctors
all he found was high cholesterol and high trigs( sorry don't now how to trigliserits)
but every thing else normal
my vitamin d was low but not into danger zone yet
anyway I hope you find out whats wrong with you
I think that the doctors should do a toxic screen on people if they cant find out what is wrong
all the toxins
anyway good luck hope you feel better soon if you haven't found any solution yet
if you have please post an update soon

basetti
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   Posted 1/9/2015 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
Here is the solution to the problem you PPP face. turn

Just take 3 sweet limes morning & 3 in the evening 1/2 hr b4 food.
Depending on intensity of pain or ear fullness, can be reduced to 2 now.

Continue for months together..prob will vanish & you get surprise.
Lot of self findings and cured myself.

One can use oranges as alternative to sweet lime.

Kindly write me your experiences with this powerful naturopathy...
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