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I've noticed pain in my ears and ringing tinnitus for several weeks now. I've also had some dizziness, vertigo, hot flashes, fast heartbeat, fever, and muscles feeling like they are tense. My symptoms seemed to my doctor to be eustachian tube dysfunction. But after following the treatment plan, my symptoms have not improved.

I am wondering if the issue is presenting as an ear issue but is really serotonin syndrome in disguise because of my symptoms. The symptoms are exacerbated when I take Zoloft or Concerta and typically only get somewhat better after I've taken some Ativan or Lunesta.

I am uncertain as to what is really going on for 100% certain, but I am just able to notice the things that might slightly help or slightly hinder my ear fullness that is sometimes painful. I did have a sense of brain zaps at a point and even some light-headedness with some headaches in the evenings. I am just praying that whatever is going on gets better soon because it's been 6 wks of hell

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replied April 19th, 2019
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A64941
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with anxiety disorder. You would need psychotherapy sessions like CBT besides anxiolytics to combat this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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