Glad you like the ears Scouser, it takes a lot to get them looking like this, but I think it's worth the effort. As to what's behind your symptoms, I'm not qualified or confident enough to make any suggestions and the same goes for what kind of tests you need. Thing is, sounds as if you're really feeling under the weather and the starting point for that is your GP. Don't be fobbed off with any old rubbish - a gentle reminder that he/she has a duty of care to provide you with adequate & appropriate care should do the trick. I hope you get the answers you need and start feeling better soon.