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What did you say? I couldn't hear you. Try talking to my other ear.

These past 4 or 5 days I've been suffering from what I now know is barotrauma. At least that's what I think this is anyway. I know self-diagnostics is bad but I have to believe I got this one right. Anyway, there's this unbelievably annoying high-pitched tone in my left ear that simply won't go away. It's been bothering me for the longest time. You know that feeling when the air pressure in your ear gets unbalanced, causing your ears to pop when going through tunnels or flying in a plane? That's kinda how I'm feeling, like my left ear's stuffed with something. It goes away when I pinch my nose and blow hard, but it hurts a little when I do that. I read somewhere that decongestants can relax the eustachian tubes that connect the ears to the nasal passageways, making it easier to make the ears pop.

I really need to get my left ear popped. This is driving me nuts. I can't sleep lying on one side because it feels like there's something moving inside my ear. It's affecting my sense of balance. There are times when I couldn't hear with my left ear. I'm gonna go see a doctor when I can.

In the mean time, I'm gonna dig up a little more information on how to cure barotrauma, because I can't wait for it to go away on its own. Wish me luck.

Sorry MJ, I can't hear you. You're talking to the wrong ear.

2 comments

i suffered the same thing before...i couldnt sleep for days

turns out it might have been a case of otitis media, or middle ear infection

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