I was okay for a few months, after starting prozac. Here's my terror (any help would be so wonderfully appreciated):
I have been having ear pain (inner ear, not the shell) for the past few nights. It starts after lying down, and remains for around 20 minutes after I get up. I know my sinuses are all messed up (I can breathe freely, but have post nasal drip and dizziness I associate with allergies). Today, however, the ear pain woke me up (that and a panic attack about the pain) and persisted throughout the day.
I KNOW I need to get to the doctor (I've been sorting out my health insurance and just got confirmation today that I'm all set), but until I can (crazy work hours) could anyone help reassure me that I'm not going to go deaf within the next few days? I'm a singer and engaged to a musician and just terrified of losing my hearing. How likely is an infection (sinus, or ear) to cause deafness in the first like... week of having it? Should I rush to the ER and have another panic attack, or is this something that takes a while to happen?
Argh. Sorry for the long post
This stuff is so hard to deal with. Thank you, anyone who responds.