How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29544
Experience:  MD
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now

Im looking for some advice.For about a week now I have been

This answer was rated:

Hi im looking for some advice.For about a week now I have been short bursts of light headedness whenever I have been doing a none strenuous activity for example, standing, walking up the stairs and such. I have had a dip in energy levels as well as periods of ear ache.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I wouldnt say pain but the ear ache is uncomfortable when it occurs. As for period, im on the pill but they always occur at the same point each month.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have anxiety but this is well controlled i used to take sertraline but no longer on this.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Common cause of dizziness along with ear ache is vestibular neuritis or acute labyrinthitis--this means inflammation of the inner ear nerve and the compartment.
Bacterial infection can cause this resulting in severe dizziness and hearing loss in the affected ear.
This needs oral antibiotic treatment.

Also a short course of oral steroid like prednisone 40 mg daily for 5 days can be added to treat the inflammation.
Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.
If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star on top).

Dr Basu and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you