Magie and Mary, I have one word for you two - decongestant. I ended up in the ER many years ago because I got dizzy every time I lifted my head. I couldn't imagine what was wrong. After I started throwing up one evening, my ex took me to the hospital. Double earache! I had been sick on and off for one month and the Dr. told me that he couldn't write a prescription for anything better than Sudaphed. Within two hours, my ears had drained and I felt 1000x better. If you have high blood pressure, ask your pharmacist what you can take.
Hope y'all feel better!