Just joined as for the last few months/weeks my life is consumed with do I or don't I. I am 35 working mum to 5 and realized I was losing some hearing in my right ear. After a full audio exam it was confirmed that I have quite a severe steep drop of loss at high frequency, the chart looks quite impressive !
Along with this hearing loss a few months back I suffered very extreme episodes of vertigo, they only last a few weeks but i had to hold onto something while they happened.
My ears always feel "full" , I have dizzy spells, find it hard to concentrate , fatigue and just a general feeling of "being dazed" or like I am on some kind of medication or something - its hard to explain. I also have pain and tenderness in the effected ear and recently started getting headaches on the right side that seem to build up at the base of my neck too.
A couple of weeks back the right side of my face went numb and tingly, this lasted for a whole morning then wore off, I've had one similar attack since then too.
I have been told this morning that they have a "strong suspicion" that it may well be an AN. They have booked my scan for "semi urgent" which means I should get a MRI date within 2 weeks.
Does any of this seem familiar ? The biggest thing is this sense of feeling "dazed" and having to work hard at just thinking straight and complete fatigue, I could sleep several times a day just like that.
and pain ? reading up as much as I can there is no real "pain " symptoms but if i press against the inside of my ear the pain is immense and they have said that this must be neurological as the ear itself looks perfectly healthy.
Thanks for any info
worried mum of 5 lovely children , ex Scot now living in New Zealand.