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Ringing in the ears with dizziness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Drt XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   Hi, I'm 23 years old female generally in good health with a little anxiety and asthma. I have had ringing in my ears for about a week now and today I have gotten really dizzy. I'm not sure what's wrong. I've had a lot of sinus drainage.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The most probable cause for ringing ears( tinnitus) is middle ear disturbance
User :   oh okay, could the dizziness be a sinus infection with my sinuses acting up
User :   i also just went from 5mg-10mg of lexapro about a week ago
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   The sinusitis raely causes such issues
Doctor :   Do you face the symptoms with cahnge in position
User :   yeah
User :   when i lay down on my right side the dizziness is worse
Doctor :   Then most probably due to Middle ear problem
Doctor :   You will just require Cetrezine for that
Doctor :   But i would rather ask you to get examined by an ENT specialist
User :   okay i will do that
Doctor :   And avoid sudden movements
Doctor :   See to that dont drive during the episodes and dont turn the head fast/ get up fast/ wake up from bed slower
User :   okay i will do that, i have some pressure in my head and ears could that be realted
Doctor :   What kind of
Doctor :   Do you face headaches
User :   i dont usually have headaches, its mostly where my sinuses are
User :   and where my ears are
Doctor :   Ok sinisitis is prone to result in headaches
Doctor :   Is it also often follwed by sneezing
User :   i have been sneezing a lot the past two days
Doctor :   Thats the main cause for headaches they tend to raise your intracranil pressure
Doctor :   resulting in heaviness and headache
User :   oh okay
User :   that is probably it then ill make an appt with my dr to see about my ears
Doctor :   Yes that would surely help
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you with?
User :   no that is all thank you
Doctor :   wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   thank you :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consultingme
Doctor :   Bye for now
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