Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Ear pain from infect. Please know that pain in general (in this case most likely due to the ear proper) does set one up for a generalized state of discomfort, and in a given indivudual, possible generation of anxiety, stemming from the infectious process or inflammatory process in the ear proper. The anxious state should dissapate with resolution of the primary otological problem.

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Can a ear infection cause an overall sleeping deprivation? I am having alot of problems sleeping lately, and the anxiety that it causes worsens it.

Short term. Any infection or disease which causes discomfort can cause temporary or short term sleep deprivation due to the discomfort it creates. When compounded by anxiety about NOT getting adequate sleep, the situation worsens. Managing anxiety and pain together should help this be a short lived problem. If not, your doctor can help! Read more...
Of course, both. any (a) pain &/or (b) fear of bad things which might happen if you go to sleep will limit relaxation & sleep. Anxiety=fear, the issue is fear of what? Usual human response, if fear seems not easily resolvable, is denial/avoidance. However, these responses never solve the life problems. Seek help worthy of your trust for both the the ear infection & confronting/finding solutions for the fear. Read more...

Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do?

2 problems. It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can produce dizziness too. Work stress and feeling overloaded may increase anxiety as well. Your family doctor can surely treat your ear infection, but a psychiatrist and/or psychologist can provide more focused evaluation & treatment of anxiety. Read more...
More than 1 problem. An inner ear infection can be treated by your family doctor. It can cause all the symptoms you mentioned, but work stress and anxiety may or may not be part of the picture. If your symptoms preceded the infection, then the work stress with anxiety may need separate psychological treatment from a psychologist preferably with experience in employee assistance program ( eap) work. Read more...

Can inner ear infection cause dizzy, muscle tension brain fog and then anxiety. I believe I was misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder given wrong meds?

Ear infection. Middle ear infections can cause pain and dizziness, and maybe a feeling of "brain fog" when acute. As you recover, these symptoms should subside. Muscle tension and anxiety are not usually features of ear infections, and could be features of generalized anxiety disorder or possibly others. "brain fog" is a very encompassing term, and needs further exploration. Read more...

What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

Depends. A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in how your body interprets positional changes). If your balance is thrown off, then it is likely that stomach upset and nausea would follow. It is something that should be treated asap, as it can rapidly cause lifelong loss of hearing or impairment. Read more...