Hi, thanks for the reply I don’t have a sinus or ear infection apparently. I have been to the GP, the ENT and urgent care. None found anything other than a fluid behind my eardrum and of course the inflamed node. I think it is probably a new migraine symptom in that case, especially since I have experienced such a rapid onset with other migraine symptoms. On Friday it was pretty bad and the weather was bad, I was also having stomach issues, it went away after I treated it like a migraine. Do you by chance know of any articles that speak specifically to ear issues and migraine? I have had 4 sets of ear tubes as a child and have a history of eustachian tube problems, both eardrums have ruptured, very intrigued by this association, which I did not know about until now.
A little background: I have been diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines about 8 years ago by a leading otoneurologist Dr. John Oas, at Ohio State. I used to take Topamax and it completely changed my life. I realized that i was sick nearly all the time and my baseline was dizziness and slight nausea. I had to stop taking it because of bad side effects but I have had a noticeable reduction in symptoms post Topamax; I used to get very extreme sudden onset vertigo that would make me fall, sometimes blacking an eye, etc, nearly fainting and had thought I had MS. I also had several very intense bouts of cyclical vomiting and sometimes accompanying diarrhea. I never realized that all of these disparate symptoms were probably migraine until a few weeks ago actually, so this new symptoms is leading to interesting insights. I am planning to go see my doc but he is booked until Oct
Thanks for your help!