Hi guys.. first time post here.
I had tonsillitis followed by a middle ear infection in both ears. Doc said there was fluid and all should subside. I was given antibiotics and my right ear cleared up but my left one was doing all sorts of weird sounds. I kept on going back the doc and was eventually referred to the ENT. i was told all will subside but again it would not go away and so i was given a hearing test which indicated that i lost my ability to hear low frequencies. It all sounds pretty muffled in my ln left ear. Anyway ENT was concerned and wanted to rule out brain tumor so i had an MRI which thankfully came out fine. So i was told that i had permanent damage from the infection. That was 6 months ago.
Anyway i wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else had experienced this? There are good days and bad and i also suffer from burning mouth syndrome where my tongue feels like ive burnt it... horrible feeling. Somehow i feel there is some correlation but who knows. Doc didn't seem to think so.
I now also have tinnitus in my left ear and it generally has a sense of 'fullness'. It's quiet depressing at times as i feel something more is going on... but i also have a history of excessive worrying..
Thanks for listening.. i guess i just wanted to reach out to see if anyone had similar experiences and whether you could offer any advice..