If you've had ear tubes put in, read this!
I had ear tubes put in a few days ago and i am experiencing a few symptoms that are driving me crazy. Right after surgery I could hear this "swooshing heartbeat" sound in my left ear, which has been slowly going away over the past few days, but i can still hear it (just very low). While the ear fullness and popping is mostly gone thanks to the tubes, I am experiencing this feeling of hollowness - i can hear myself talk, i feel as thought my left ear is underwater. If i scratch my head I hear it inside my head (as funny as it sounds), if i eat, brush my teeth, etc, i can hear it all inside my head. Burping hurts my ears a lot, but that's understandable. Prior to surgery I felt ear fullness and it seemed as though my ear was blocked, now it doesn't feel blocked but feels weird and like its underwater, causing all this to happen. I don't know what might of brought this on, and more importantly....I don't know if this issue goes away with time?? I really don't know what to do, I am planning to go back to my ENT but I feel hopeless. I am in my early twenties and am having a hard time with this, I don't know how I would live with this for the rest of my life, I am so young and feel that this may affect my life in general (school, work, being in public places).
I know many have experienced the same, and I just want to know what has happened with those who have.
I am really curious and need to talk to someone who is going through this or who has gone through this before. Anything at all is appreciated!