While sitting down I feel as if I lose my balance for a moment, I have also been having headaches a little more frequently, went to the doctors and was prescribed prochlorperazine maleate, while reading what this is used to treat I found I had hardly any of the other symptoms, no anxiety, nausea or vomiting or anything like that, also seeing the side effects i'm wondering if I should take them, i'm prone to side effects and am solely in charge of a disabled son. I thought I might have a middle ear problem as reading online most of my symptoms relate more to that. Any ideas on alternative medication or causes I could possibly mention to my doctor would be great.
I think that you're heading in the right direction with the ear. Did you you see a general practitioner (GP) or a ear,nose and throat (ENT) specialist? If you just went to your GP, I highly suggest that you go and see an ENT.
With the quick google search I did I found otitis media. Basically, a middle ear infection. Here's some of the signs to look for:
Persistent blockage of fullness of the ear
Chronic ear drainage
Development of balance problems
Persistent deep ear pain or headache
confusion or sleepiness
Drainage or swelling behind the ear
Thank's for that!
I went to see a GP and the last time I saw her she miss diagnosed me and gave me a bit of stick over wanting to see someone else, preferably a consultant, a good job I did as I had a golf ball size benign tumor removed from my side last year, I haven't been back for anything until today when I came home with that prescription (so this is only the second time iv'e seen her) I haven't bothered to get it as when I googled what it was used for I couldn't understand why i'd be given it with only one of those symptoms?
Also my blood pressure is completely normal and always has been, that got checked today too.
Was very interested in the 'otitis media' symptoms as just this evening have been getting a deep ear pain and slight cutting off hearing, although I have no drainage problem but maybe that could come if left? eek!
I think it is time for an ENT but getting past this doctor is going to be an obstacle in itself lol Thanks for your help!
I too was alarmed that she'd prescribe such a powerful drug for your condition. I saw that it was an anti-psychotic, definitely not a drug I'd be inclined to take. Especially, when something as simple as an antibiotic could most likely take care of the issue.
It might be in your best interest to find a new GP as well. If you've only seen her twice and the first time misdiagnosed you, and this time, it seems, prescribed a drug that doesn't seem to fit your signs. It seems as though she's haphazardly treating you, not putting very much effort into diagnosing you. (I can't say this for sure, it's just what it seems like).
In regards to otitis media, you don't necessarily have to have all of the signs to have it. You might not get a fever, you might not feel confused or sleepy, however, you have at least 2 of the signs on that list. I think an ENT would be able to find the cause of your ailment.
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