Hi. Let me see if I can help here. You should know that no neurologist has picked up on your question for the several days that it's been posted.
This sounds like a combination of a sinus infection and labyrinthitis, and possibly patulous or clogged Eustachian tubes also in the mix..
The first thing I'd tell you is that you shouldn't take any antihistamines or decongestants since those could actually make all this worse.
You can try either a Neti pot or a saline nasal irrigation system to see if that will take care of all this but if that doesn't work in a day or two you really should see a doctor since you'd likely need a course of antibiotics.
I'd also add that a headache and balance problems could also represent a leaking brain aneurysm--that doesn't sound like the case here but I think that is why Dr Thomas suggested the immediate exam
Please let me know if I can afford you any more information about all this
Thank you for your reply.
I have not treated this with urgency as I have had headaches lasting several days (likely to be migraines) although these are mostly behind the eyes and back of head/neck area, and this headache has the added temple pain (both sides). I have assumed it is most likely from a mix of not enough sleep plus stress and neck pain (rather than sinusitis).
As for the balance issue, again as I have had dizziness problems before, I have not taken the issue too seriously, altough as I said, this is more a feeling like marbles rolling around in my head or walking on jelly rather than spinning (I should probably add that I do not walk "wonky" just feel as though I am), and have also assumed this could be due to stress/lack of sleep/neck problems. And of course irritation by the jumping on the "air pillow"/trampoline.
The interesting thing is that I was pain free yesterday, and also slightly less "wobbly"/dizzy, after a better night's sleep, and today again after a worse night the headache is back and so is the balance issue.
And as I have an MRI & neurologist appointment scheduled for next month anyway (re. confirmation of migraine with/without aura for the prupose of correct hormone therapy for PMS), I did not want to make a big issue and rush to a doctor. Hence my questions here.
So could my assumptions be correct? Or should I really try to see a doctor at the hospital tomorrow?