Following a bout with the flu, I was feeling better for about a day, when I woke up with a terrible headache that has lasted for almost 2 days. It got slightly better after the first day, but was followed by waking up with vomiting, and stomachache until afternoon. I then noticed yesterday, the same day as the vomiting, my left ear started bleeding. Not heavily, but it's been continual, and has no pain associated with it, but my headache is getting worse again. The blood is frank blood, and hasn't gotten heavier, just continual, and there was no onset of pain when it started. I have very high blood pressure, and have had high blood pressure since my late 30's, but I thought then it was stress-related, my son was dying of Leukemia,and I didn't want to be put on BP meds until it got so bad in my late 40's, and my son had already died. I have High BP in my family, my dad had it very bad. (he has since died). My BP hasn't really been controlled, and even on medications, it remains high. I am worried about the headache, and the ear bleeding, especially since my ear doesn't hurt, but it just keeps bleeding. I have an appt. with my Primary physician, and hope i get him, (He is older and I trust him very much, he has caught many things in my family) I am a 57 year old white female, with degenarative disk disease. my back and legs hurt a lot, my back worse than normal, but since I ALWAYS have pain, don't know if the worsening is related. Thanks for any advice.