Depression, anxiety or ear problem, I do not know :(

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Hello Everyone,

Since last year around June/July 2016 I have been suffering from may be an ear infection or depression/anxiety, I do not know for sure. It started with brain fogs and unable to think clearly. I remember I use to have some frequent cold but I never had this kind of brain fog. Its been 7-8 months now have been to all sorts of doctor, physician ENT, neuro physician but no body takes me seriously. There say its all fine. It first began with fatigue and brain fog(unable to process anything) and then may be an ear problem in my left ear. All my blood reports have been normal and ENT says there is nothing wrong with your ear drum except that it is slightly glued in middle ear. All these symptoms started after about 3 months of joining my first job. During this time I use to watch a lot of movies and shows and would practice speaking in my head, I practised so much that I eventually started affecting my speech. I remember all this began after I woke up one morning with slight pain in my left side of brain because I had been making habit to sleep on my left side since a couple months. I became so conscious of my speech being perfect that I actually started making more mistakes. I would have brain fogs and light headedness and felt that I wasnt feeling as lively as before. At first I went to a physician and complained to him about weak legs and brain fog. After much medicatin and reports he felt that there was nothing wrong with me. I felt that all this might be because of cold in my head and may be all this brain fog was due to ear infection. I went to a couple ENT and they said my ear drum(left ear) is fine but I always felt drumming or beating in my left ear and slight tinnitus. My left ear does not pain but neither does it feel normal. I do not have fever but I always feel that I am not as alert and witty as before. My head feels woozy and slight dizziness and not able to speak as fluently/clearly as before. I have been on anti-depressents, anxiety medicines, antibiotics and what not. I feel I have no serious health issue but still something wrong. This is so depressive and feels like it will never get over. 

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    I know this stinks but keep trying to find a dr that believes you and may know what it is...it also sounds like you may have moderate OCD regarding your issue with speaking
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      thanks for understanding....the worst thing about this is that it is so hard to diagnose...you dont know exactly what the problem is and you keep guessing that may be this or that could be wrong and arrive on so many false conclusions. I believe i might have a bit of OCD as to perfecting my speaking abilities as I have always been a good speaker and thats one of my key stregths at work place so naturally these kind of problems make you feel as if your main strength only is being taken away from you. I feel like taking a break from my job but I am sore if that rest will help or not because I dont have any fever or so but its something unexplainable to docs aswell.
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    Dear amit34339 I can identify with you from forty years ago brain fog

    Turned out to be my ears and allergies. Been having them for the better

    Part of forty years. I use to take several over the counter allergy medicines

    Now I found that I can take two benadryl at night and I hardly ever use the

    Four and six hour ones. Sounds like you have those as well just another

    Avenue to check out I would not take them unless you talk to your doctor.anothern

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      Continued from above. A good person to

      Get advise from is your local pharmacist

      They are pretty knowledgeable. Tv is starting

      To complain about benadryl. The way.I see it

      I can die from a heart attack from the pills or

      I have to put a bucket under my nose. Hope

      You can find the help you need. And remember

      Each specialty is going to try and fit your

      symptoms into their own field.

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      thanks Possible82..I have gotten to so many wrong conclusions before...but I believe my cold and allergies played part of catalyst in my condition and may be my left ear has caused depression anxieties and introvert behavior...I am free from allergies cold from about a month or two now but I still feel left ear sometimes itchy and beating. as of now brain fog is gone but not fully gone. when i turn my head to see something...i feel my vision is slightly blurry and mild dizziness...as if woozy feeling ...something pulsating thumping in my head...could it be cold in my head still affecting me? Is there any remedy to this?
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    Some of that has to do with equilibrium. I wrote you a long history last night

    But decided not to post it. I will give you some highlights of mine started very

    Young in those days if you had a swollen ear drum doc would stick a wooden pointed

    Stick down your ear and thus continue sixty years of off and on. Can still hear

    Pretty good for an old lady. Mother took me to a psychiatrist because pediatrician

    Did not know what was wrong. Well I guess he got that right it was in my head

    Such idiots even to this day. It was my ears all along. Fluid behind the ear drum

    Can cause all kinds of problems. I would keep a journal of when you have this

    Feeling. I don't know how much of the fluid behind the ear they can see. I would try

    And steer away from all those psych drugs. Seems to me folks can't get off

    Of them. My problem is my ears and no amount of psych drugs going to fix that.

    Sometimes it last for months. High altitudes make it worse. Try as best you

    Can to deal with your problem. Then get your mind off it.

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