Re: Hi newbie here and need your help. Ears Blocked Again !!
Thank you so much for your advice and kind words. I Haven't been diagnosed with a
condition such as Menieres, or tinnitus , but I just know with all the problems I have
had with my ears the last few years, that I am getting worse. Initially, I have been told
that due to past infections, my ears do not drain properly, so I am prone to wax buildup
and the pain associated with it. My ENT specialist has been cleaning the ears every 6 to
8 weeks, for the past year or so. But as of some weeks ago when I was struck with
another virus I have noticed symptoms getting worse including vertigo, which I never
had before. Today for example, I woke up feeling very lightheaded with nausea so I took
the " stemetil " prescribed for vertigo and I actually felt worse, so I went to lie down for
abit and try to relax. This dizziness has got me worried, so it's back to my specialist
soon. I am due for a head scan as well this week too.
Thank you for the info on hyperacusis, I am reading as much as I can on it now. This
site is full of knowlegable people I only wished I had known about it 12 months ago when
I felt even more alone with my ear problems. One of the earlier ENT doctors I saw even
said to me last year to "go on a holiday and forget about things", when I explained that I
did not wish to go on a plane for the pain in my ears was unbearable he said, " enjoy
a holiday somewhere and stop thinking about your ears". That was it, I never saw him again and I put in a complaint, but nothing comes of it I don't think.
Can I ask, how often would you have dizziness or nausea? I have had it non stop the
last 8 days atleast. I don't think I will take the " stemetil " again as it makes me worse.
I think I will ask my doctor of the " Meclizine " that you also take. Maybe it will work for
me too. My sound sentivity is awful at times, and can be okay too. Presently, it is not
the best. I did a silly thing the other day and decided to listen to my ipod while I was
lying in bed. I made sure it was at a comfortable volume, heard afew songs, which
helped me to relax, then when I turned it off my ears blocked even more, and I began
to stress out all over again. Such a vicious cycle this is. I feel I have to constantly
be on guard. I am reading the many threads here on this subject as I can and it's
amazing how many people are in the same boat as me. It is comforting to know that I
can now come here and ask all you wonderful people for advice. Thank you.