Hi Everyone, New here and I have to say, your stories give me so much hope - there is so much optimism here. Two weeks ago today, I woke up with jingle bells in my right ear. I'd been sick for a few days with a cold. It was annoying but I put up with it for a few days (especially with Christmas business, I could ignore it a bit). Then 5 days in, my left ear added to the T symphony with some high pitch ringing. Saw my GP last Monday who diagnosed Eustachian Tube Dysfunction after taking a brief glance into my ears. She prescribed Flonase and antihistamines... Nothing stronger since I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Last Friday, I woke up to a screeching, unbearable hiss in my left ear so I went to the walk-in for another opinion. That doc saw fluid in my ears and post-nasal drip, so I'm now also on Amoxicillin for 10 days. My GP told me this would go away but it would take time - but you know, two weeks in with no improvement and I'm seeing the writing on the wall. My sinuses are clear but my ears still hurt. However, the jingling and hissing are only getting louder. My reaction to this new turn of events has been much less than ideal. I feel so robbed. And scared. I worry that when my daughter is born, I won't be able to snuggle with her in a quiet room without going crazy... That I won't be able to focus on her or even feel happy about anything ever again. I've lost so much sleep... Not eating much, and I'm an anxious, depressed mess. My husband is supportive, but says "Hang in there" like I'm just suffering through growing out a bad haircut. I'm so worried about the effect my emotions are having on my baby and am more worried that my life is over. Just when I should feel happiest. Could use any encouraging words from anyone out there tonight. Thanks.