Well, here I am again, freaking the eff out over my health. A few weeks ago I began feeling this weird tingle/chill sensation on the right side of my head. Then shortly after that, maybe a day or two, my tonsils swelled up and I had white patches on them. Went to the doc who told me it was tonsillitis and prescribed me some antibiotics. Well, I didn't take them as prescribed but the white patches went away as did most of the swelling. Then, I was enjoying a nice weekend get away with my sister and I began to feel like my neck muscles were stiffening up and my throat on the outside felt irritated. Almost like a bad toothache, when you can feel it on the outside of your mouth. Anyway, I checked my throat in the mirror and it looked at is the left tonsil had blown this weird bubble. Went back to my primary doctor and she told me I had a peritonsillar abscess and I needed to get to an ENT immediately. (I go on Monday of this coming week) The next morning I woke up and my ear, neck, and jaw had such a horrible pressure feeling it was making my jaw and ears throb. Went to the ER and was given a CT Scan which showed that I did not have an abscess on my tonsil and told me I just had acute pharyngitis. BUT MY THROAT HAS NOT HURT THROUGH THIS WHOLE ORDEAL. So I go to the Urgent Care the next day and am told it's my middle ear due to my throat being inflamed and prescribed me prednisone and zithromax. Didn't fill either because I wanted to see my doctor and see what she thought. Just had an appointment today and she told me that because I had been on amoxicillan and Keflex and it was not responding to it, there was nothing more she could do. So I have this appointment on monday with an ENT and I just don't know what to do this weekend. My anxiety level has sky rocketed due to the pressure in my neck, back of my head, jaw and ear and NOTHING touches the pain from my ear. I did go ahead and fill the Prednisone so now I am taking that and the Keflex. I have had no relief from this horrific pressure and pain since Monday and I see no way of getting relief now. Has anyone EVER experienced this? I know that after having panic attacks even getting a cold is no longer okay, no matter what, death is looming but I am so stressed and sick I just need some kind of answer or reassurance.