Hi...definitely if you have an aching ear and are dizzy, I'd say either virus or infection.
If you were a bit stuffed up or your ears make noise when you blow it...your eustachian tubes are affected as well.
I have a vestibular disorder (since I was 11), BPPV, now in both ears, and when I'm sick with a cold, it's definitely affected somewhat in my left ear.
Add a plane trip, ouch!
Sudafed can be your best friend...to help keep the eustachian tubes
open and help drain. If you have an infection, best to get on meds if you can...
I feel for you...truly.
Antinausea meds will help take the edge off....in Canada, we have Gravol..don't know what it would be in the US.
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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