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I'm hoping someone can relate to the symptoms I have been having. I am a 26 year old healthy male who works as a Police officer.
At the end of June I was diagnosed and admitted to hospital with Pyelonethritis. I was kept in over the weekend and then released with two weeks worth of Co-amoxiclav three times a day (looked like horse tranquillisers!).
For around the last few days of being on the medication I started to get diarrhoea and itchy hands and feet. After finish the course these symptoms disappeared.
One week after finishing my medication I was out for dinner and started to feel really light headed and very sick (never actually been sick). Since that evening my symptoms have persisted and gotten worse. I've been to the doctors countless times and only now just getting referred to a neurologist. I'm really scared that I may have a brain tumour. My symptoms are as follows:
Head pressure, especially behind my eyes and nose.
Intermittent head aches (not splitting by any means, just random pains across my head and in my temples)
Nausea (Not actually vomiting)
Visual disturbances (Shimmering when I move my eyes left to right or vice versa against a light source, snow effect across vision, and sometimes blurred vision which disappears after I blink a couple of times)
Dry eyes that feel scratchy at times.
Sometimes but not frequently a ringing in one ear as if my ear has just popped.
These symptoms seem to be exacerbated when I am at work/active.
I do not have any issues with confusion, memory, mobility etc.
I've had full blood tests which came back as all clear (first one had slightly low neutrophil count but second all perfect). I've also had two eye tests which have come back as near perfect vision. I can still see perfectly even when I am experiencing my visual symptoms.
The doctors have first said I was recovering from the very nasty infection I had, then they thought labyrinthitis and now they think it might be optic neuritis however my optometrist has stated he very much doubts this as my optic veins etc look perfect in the images that were taken.
Can anyone give me some peace of mind or relate to what I am experiencing - I first thought it was a side effect of the antibiotics or the infection but it has been so long now I am not so sure.
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