Still Having Sinus and Ear Fluid Problems Along with Arm/Leg Pain

Today marks the 4th week that I have been dealing with all of this fluid in my right ear and it’s not getting any better. I will have times where I think the fluid and pressure is relieving and then it hits me again full force. Since October 10th I have been on a 10-day course of 300 mg. of Omnicef daily and after I finished that, I was on 10 days of Levaquin, 500 mg.

When I went to see the doctor both times about my sinuses and ear fluid, I also told her about the severe pain I have been having in my legs. I know that with Fibromyalgia it’s hard to tell sometimes if that is what is causing the pain. I told her, however, that this pain feels different as it is more of a burning, sharp kind of pain. My doctor thought maybe I was suffering from a potassium or magnesium deficiency but this was not the case. My blood work showed that both of these levels are fine.

Now I am having issues with this severe pain in my arms. It started in my left arm a few days ago and now it has moved to my right arm. The pain is so severe that it is keeping me awake at night. It kind of feels like it did when my carpal tunnel was really bad. I didn’t pull anything so I’m not sure what’s going on. When you have an illness like Fibromyalgia, it can be so difficult to know whether or not a new pain symptom is the FM or if something new has developed.

I am going to call the doctor to see if I can get a referral to an ENT doctor because I do not want to take anymore antibiotics.

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  1. I had awful sinus problems last year, with fluid in my left ear that would leak a bit at night…clear and just a little. I ended up at an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat specialist) who took blood allergy tests. I am allergic to several types of mold (the worst of which comes from dead rotting trees leaves, on the Fall stinks for me), plus food sensitivities. She gave me Veramyst, a steroid nasal spray and diet tips. I’m better, but it took awhile. I still struggle with it. I also have bad pain in my arms. Goodluck and God loves you 🙂

  2. BTW, my sensitivities were yeast, wheat, gluten, oats, etc. I also had next to no Vitamin D in my body and osteopenia. Since taking vitamin d3 1000IU daily, my pain is better, sleep better, feel better in general. Might try getting some of these tests to see if anything relates to you.
    In my prayers!

  3. I just came across this:

    Interesting, even if possibly not helpful.

  4. I’ve had some really heinous sinus problems over the years, and found that using a neti pot (if you’re curious, google SinuCleanse) brings almost immediate relief. It’s a bit weird at first, and a lot of people can’t get past the squick factor. But if you’re so desperate for pain relief that you don’t care if you have to pour three gallons of water through your nose to get it? Might be worth giving it a try.

    That being said… i’m not sure if it’s a good idea to use it for helping flush out inner ear fluids. But if you’re curious about it, consult a doc, etc.

    As far as the arm pain goes… i’ve found that coughing really hard can make my arms ache. It’s all connected, ultimately.

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