Labrynthitus or ETD?

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After reading posts not quite sure what I have. First GP diagnosed Lab after I had a cold and really painful sinus problems. My glands in neck were swollen and then my hearing went completely in my right ear with a feeling of fullness and buzzing. I did feel slightly sick and a bit dizzy. Was prescribed anti nausea tablets and anti biotics. Second GP diagnosed ETD as he said my ear drums were tight and pulled inwards and prescribed me beconase nasal spray, this has made no difference. Took my daughter for a hearing test and the doctor examined my ear and said it was not ETD as my test showed no problems with my ear drum or any fluid or inflammation which meant that my outer and middle ear were fine and it was an inner ear problem, but that I needed to see a ENT specialist. Admittedly I have only had these symptoms for a week and a half so may get better, but after reading posts am a bit worried that it may not

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    Hi Jenny glad you found your way to this site,mine began from a head virus,then sinuses infection,and tinnitus ,Get ENT to check you out,soon you get it done clearer your be on what it is exactly.they see this day in day out.We on site have the balance problem,go and have a read up on all post.Your find it useful.Sometimes this condition can go as quick as it began in the early days,so don't look on the black side of this to begin with,Get hospital to take look first.Good Luck And stay on this site.is best advice I can give you at present.xx
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      Hi Marlene, thanks for your reply, I do hope it does clear up, I could bear the deafness but it's the buzzing and dizziness that is the problem and I have a 10 month old baby girl who has Down Syndrome and this really isn't helping
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      Heart goes out to you Jenny,say you have a lot on your plate to deal with,baby takes lot to look after.Go let ENT have a look,don't let it go on to long.it can go Jenny,so don't get disheartened yet.it could be a virus giving you these symptoms,nothing else as your symptoms not been there long.

       

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      Hi Marlene I have an MRI scan this week. Made it on holiday and ear was fine flying but have been unwell on holiday and the ringing in my ear seems to get worse when I'm feeling under the weather almost louder than my good hearing in my other ear!. Dizziness seems to have subsided but still deaf in one ear. Saw ENT a couple of weeks ago and they said its SSHL perhaps caused by a virus.
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    Hi, Jenny, yes Marlene is right, you must insist on seeing an ENT, especially in your situation special baby to take care of - you'll have to rub that in a bit with gp as we have all discovered on here, it's the sq$euaky wheel that gets oiled.  And anyway, it is actually your right to see one so don't be put off.  best not to mention this site tho, just keep it simple, you are not coping, feel terrible etc etc.  Awful to say but that's how it is these days.

     

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