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    Dawnage posted:
    Hello,my name is Dawn I am new to this site.I am just looking for some positive encouragement and some possible answers to my "issue."It all started waaaay back in late Feb. early March of this year (2013) I was diagnosed with upper respiratory infection it all seemed to go downhill so fast from on top of the URI I already had,I was also told about a month later that I have allergies,and fluid behind my ear,it seems since I got this news I overly stress this,and the doc tells me I may have anxiety and I refused the anti anxiety meds because I am scared to take them (due to reading/hearing about side effects)on top of it (which by reading some posts on here,i see comes with the fluid behind the ears territory)but oh my goodness it's so bad i believe it is throwing my whole equilibrium off,I am always sleeping no matter what time i go to bed i cant seem to get up til around at least 10 a.m. housecleaning has become a niusence,I can't even work and this is causing my husband and I to get into frequent agruements,but I just can't help it I don't mean to be so "lazy" all the time,and we have 2 kids one is 4 and the other is 9,it makes me sad I always think worst case scenario,n thats not normal for me im normally a pleasant down to earth easy going gal,but since this fluid situation I just haven't been myself I get sooo emotional and get this weird feeling rush through my body when I am in a "stressful" situation,afraid to hang out with my friends and drink a few beers or even go to the grocery store in fear of passing out from nausea (though I have never thown up,from the nausea)I have a scheduled appointment to go see a specialist in the area on the 24th,I just want to know if anyone else has these same symptoms and if so how do you cope or what procedures have been done,and how quick they got rid of the fluid/anxiety,cause this is eating me up

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