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Coz I can't figure it out!!


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#1 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

So... for 2 weeks now I have been sick in a strange way.

Firstly my ears feel like they do when you in between that atmosphere issue in a plane, you know just between where they are about to pop but don't? So they've been like that for 2 weeks straight. I live on a mountain but not a very high one (about 600m) and every time I go off the mountain they pop and sometimes quite painfully. Then say 20 minutes later I realise everything has been so dulled out for that time. Then I go up the mountain again and they go back to feeling like they are underwater, or blocked, or something!! I can't hear people properly - it sometimes sounds muzzled or like everything is a bit fuzzy. I haven't been swimming or the like. Apart from when they pop they don't otherwise hurt.

However.. I also have continuous nasal drip. But I don't think its a cold - its not like a cold, just like someone has turned a very fluidy tap inside the back of my nose.

Then at times everything goes fuzzy. As in I can be working at the PC and I can't actually see the screen properly - like my whole head fogs up. I use the PC quite a bit as it is my work.  I certainly can't do as many hours in a row as I usually do. I did so on Tuesday and by evening I felt like I was going to faint my head was so foggy.

Sometimes I feel like I've been hit by a truck and just so lack of energy. I had a huge sleep this afternoon as I just felt like crap. But not because I feel sick - just completely zapped and lacking anything - yet I slept into after 8am and went to be relatively early for me (about 11pm compared to later).

Oh and friends have commented that my eyes look glassy and dull - like something is wrong. Like they don't have their usual life. When I look in the mirror my eyes definitely look glassy.

So go on EB dr... diagnose me. The ear thing is driving me insane!

ETA I can still function, go to sports etc, just deal with the symptoms. I also haven't been to GP - I went to go the other day but they were booked out so I gave up and have been too busy since to be bothered. Plus don't want to hassle a dr over a simple cold if that's what it is.

Edited by Katakacpk, 23 November 2012 - 09:01 PM.


#2 BetteBoop

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Sinus infection?

These are all the symptoms I get, right down to popping ears.

#3 Escapin

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

I reckon hayfever, an ear infection, need new glasses and get some sleep... BTW I work in finance not medicine so perhaps I'm not the best person to ask...

#4 PatG

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Go see a doctor and get it sorted out, even if it is "a simple cold" you need to have a way to treat it.

#5 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Yeah I got perfect eye site! Up until this last 2 weeks ;-P Wondered about Sinus, except when I do a dr google on sinus it doesn't quite fit it.

#6 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Sinusitis - thats what I was going to say too.

#7 nothing123

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

If you can't be bothered going to a GP then you're probably not that sick.

It could be any number of things but a cold or an allergy causing fluid in your ears and a bit of excess snot production is probably your issue.  Nobody can diagnose you on the net, if you want an answer then see a GP.

#8 libbylu

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

Ooooh I know what this could be ....just let me go look it up and will post back with a link.
Sounds like you are leaking cerebrospinal fluid (brain fluid)....it can drip out the nose or the ear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_c...inal_fluid_leak

check it out - it's surprisingly common especially in women over 40.  You should see your GP. And sooner rather than later as it's not really good for you.

Edited by libbylu, 23 November 2012 - 09:07 PM.


#9 SarahVandooo

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

It's definetly your sinus's, whether its inflammation of them and build up, or an actually blockage of some sort is something your gonna have to go to the gp to check out, only reason alarm bells are ringing for me is because its effecting your vision and energy.

Try a decongestant tablet that has a combination of a antihistamine ( important for the inflammation side usually caused by any allergen) something like claratyne d.

Use that until you can see your gp biggrin.gif

#10 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

haha. Sorry that's funny ;-P I really hope I am not leaking my brain out hehe

#11 SarahVandooo

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (libbylu @ 23/11/2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooooh I know what this could be ....just let me go look it up and will post back with a link.
Sounds like you are leaking cerebrospinal fluid (brain fluid)....it can drip out the nose or the ear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_c...inal_fluid_leak

check it out - it's surprisingly common especially in women over 40.  You should see your GP. And sooner rather than later as it's not really good for you.


I ditto this too!! Hence the reason id rather you see your gp.




#12 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Okay I'll make effort to visit GP. Been so busy hard to find time....

Were you actually serious about the links to the PPs?? I thought you were having a knock ;-P

#13 nothing123

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

If you had a CSF leak you wouldn't be sitting up typing on your computer.

Just ask a woman who has had post epidural CSF leak.  The headache is unbelievable.

Go see your Dr.

#14 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (nothing123 @ 23/11/2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you had a CSF leak you wouldn't be sitting up typing on your computer.

Just ask a woman who has had post epidural CSF leak.  The headache is unbelievable.

Go see your Dr.


Yeah totally reckon its just sinusitis or something like that ;-P Will go to GP on Monday (as they are closed up here for the weekend).


#15 Jobrielle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (nothing123 @ 23/11/2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you had a CSF leak you wouldn't be sitting up typing on your computer.

Just ask a woman who has had post epidural CSF leak.  The headache is unbelievable.

Go see your Dr.


It is possible, I know of someone who was leaking brain fluid through her nose. She was able to function normally except for fluid running out of her nose.

Even if it is 'just' sinusitis OP, you still need to see your doctor. You don't want a bacterial infection anywhere near your brain.


#16 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I'd say you have either a strange virus or it's allergies to something in the environment or something you have started eating...

#17 libbylu

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

I was being completely serious about the brain fluid leak.

It says in the link that the average time people suffer from a CFS leak before they get a diagnosis is 13 months - so totally possible to have it for ages before it gets serious.
Tho usually is accompanied by a headache.
Worth bringing up with your GP as a possibility though, as the reason it takes 13 months for a person to get diagnosed is because your GP will likely think of all the other things people have suggested first.

#18 UpsyDaisy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

Diagnose you? Okay, then! Your brains are about to fall out your ears. Emergency department PRONTO!!! FGS - We are not doctors!

I would recommend you see a GP. If this has been going on for 2 whole weeks and it concerns you enough to post on EB - see a doctor!!

I suspect this isn't of a great concern to you since you have been "too busy" to seek medical advice. I fully support someone seeking help here when they have seen GP's or specialists or just looking from advice from someone else in the same situation (AFTER seeing a medical professional).

I could give you whole list of possible causes from serious to mild.

Good luck. I hope you get some answers from your GP Monday x

Edited by UpsyDaisy, 23 November 2012 - 11:31 PM.


#19 Soontobegran

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Whatever it is it sounds like what I have had for 6 weeks and have had 3 lots of antibiotics in that time mad.gif

Your eustachian tubes are blocked by either allergy or infection giving you the sound of being under water, you have a constant post nasal drip, your eyesight is affected and have weird feelings in your head.
My internet diagnosis is sinusitis but it means nothing because I am not a doctor....get yourself to one original.gif

The chances of having a CSF leak are slim, you are dripping down the back of your throat and not out your nose.

Good luck



#20 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Well Holy Sneezes, I think it is an allergy. I took rhinocort a few hours ago and I feel okay for the first time in 2 weeks. I had a chat to the pharmacist and this was her suggestion and well.. it works. She says it sounded like an allergy to something. So maybe it is.... I feel a little more unblocked. Considering I had a whopping headache all day this is a nice change... wonder what it could be. Glad I feel a bit better.

#21 jantastic

Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Don't forget to mention that to the GP on Monday!




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