I am 35, in good health until almost 3 weeks ago when I woke up with a headache like I have never had before. Long story short, my doctor thinks it was viral syndrome or viral meningitis (never had a spinal tap to confirm the diagnosis). Anyways, during that time I had terrible ringing in my left ear. It began to subside after about 8-10 days or so. Then 7 days ago I got congested, severe ear pressure, pain, tinnitus and hearing loss in my left ear. I went to my GP and he ordered Augmentin and Flonase. The pain is gone, fullness is the same and the tinnitus is getting worse. See..? Here I am up at 4:00am because of it! My doctor says it should be gone in about 2 weeks but if not, I might need tubes. My plan is to see an ENT asap. Does this sound normal? Will I ever get my hearing back in my left ear, will this ringing ever go away?