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Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 3:25 pm

Monday I woke up with near total hearing loss in my right ear. Made an appt yesteday to see the doc, and by the time I got there, I had lost my voice as well. Turns out I have an inner ear infection. She didn't prescribe anything other then bed rest, dim lights and no reading. Today I woke up with vertigo and nausea. Gave then Doc a call, she prescribed VALIUM.

So here I am, no pain, up to two weeks bedrest and I have to take valium.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby tangirl » June 27th, 2012, 3:32 pm

Um, paging Dr. Mitchell.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby minime » June 27th, 2012, 3:38 pm

That blows, I had an ear infection a few years back and boy was I sick for a few days. :(

OTOH, at least your hearing loss turns out to be temporary (I assume and hope).
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 3:44 pm

:lol: I just ran into the door frame trying to get into the bathroom :lol: vertigo sucks when you have to pee :lol:
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby mitchell » June 27th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Did your doctor examine your ear? Did you have a hearing test?

You may have sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This is an otologic emergency. If you have this condition, it needs to be treated rapidly with high doses of prednisone and antiviral drugs. Don't mess around with this. Delay in treatment could make recovery of your hearing less likely.

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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Bingo » June 27th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Either sit down or keep a mop close

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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby _Andy » June 27th, 2012, 4:35 pm

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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby tangirl » June 27th, 2012, 4:40 pm

:lol:


Sounds like you need a second opinion.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Anemone of the State » June 27th, 2012, 4:44 pm

Checker wrote:Monday I woke up with near total hearing loss in my right ear. Made an appt yesteday to see the doc, and by the time I got there, I had lost my voice as well. Turns out I have an inner ear infection. She didn't prescribe anything other then bed rest, dim lights and no reading. Today I woke up with vertigo and nausea. Gave then Doc a call, she prescribed VALIUM.

So here I am, no pain, up to two weeks bedrest and I have to take valium.


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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Anemone of the State » June 27th, 2012, 4:45 pm

mitchell wrote:Did your doctor examine your ear? Did you have a hearing test?

You may have sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This is an otologic emergency. If you have this condition, it needs to be treated rapidly with high doses of prednisone and antiviral drugs. Don't mess around with this. Delay in treatment could make recovery of your hearing less likely.

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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 5:05 pm

I actually see her because she is not so antibiotic friendly :) She has helped me more so then all other DR's combined and I am glad she doesn't resort to them right off the bat. I like how Norway deals with it, and she kinda follows the same guidelines. But yah, cutting down the truckloads that are used in agriculture and aquaculture sure would be a HUGE first step for this planet.

She did examine my ear/throat and gave me a basic hearing test. I guess I'll get a referral to an ENT.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby mitchell » June 27th, 2012, 5:08 pm

Checker wrote:I actually see her because she is not so antibiotic friendly :) She has helped me more so then all other DR's combined and I am glad she doesn't resort to them right off the bat. I like how Norway deals with it, and she kinda follows the same guidelines. But yah, cutting down the truckloads that are used in agriculture and aquaculture sure would be a HUGE first step for this planet.

She did examine my ear/throat and gave me a basic hearing test. I guess I'll get a referral to an ENT.


You don't need antibiotics. You need a hearing test. Don't delay.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 5:19 pm

then I'll just head over to the local clinic that I went to for me workers comp head injury and not wait for a referral. I know they are equipped for hearing tests.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Magilla Gorilla » June 27th, 2012, 5:26 pm

Checker wrote:then I'll just head over to the local clinic that I went to for me workers comp head injury and not wait for a referral. I know they are equipped for hearing tests.

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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby MegaDeTH » June 27th, 2012, 5:27 pm

holy crap find a new doc

I've had 2 tumors removed from my right ear due to frequent ear infections that were not treated aggressively enough, now I wear hearing aids and can touch my brain with my finger LOL
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby mitchell » June 27th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Checker wrote:then I'll just head over to the local clinic that I went to for me workers comp head injury and not wait for a referral. I know they are equipped for hearing tests.



Good. Here's some reading while you are waiting for your hearing test. I hope you don't have this and I'm over-reacting.

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing ... udden.aspx
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 5:46 pm

FWIW I ran stadium sized sound systems, and was in high noise level environments 4 days a week for a decade. Been a decade since that, with very very minor hearing loss in my left ear (from doing sound and DJ'ing - headphone on right ear, left ear gets blasted by the booth monitor)
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 5:47 pm

Doing sound, I wore hearing protection, but unlike smart DJ's, I never wore any while DJ'ing.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Bucolic Buffalo » June 27th, 2012, 5:57 pm

Last time I had an ear infection, they found I had diabetes.
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Re: Inner ear infection

Postby Prawnman » June 27th, 2012, 6:41 pm

Hopefully all they find is my are my **** car keys :( I cannot find them anyplace... ARRRG

I can hear muffled sounds out of my ear now, does that mean anything good Mitchell?
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