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Ear problems- need help!

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user1472582572 Sat 18-Mar-17 23:58:14

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Thinkingblonde Sun 19-Mar-17 00:18:55

Doctor?

user1472582572 Sun 19-Mar-17 09:08:13

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Thomkat24 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:37:00

Try a vestibular expert. I have vertigo and ear problems. Mine is due to having a burst ear drum from a bad ear infection ten years ago and also I was very stressed. Any help with vertigo is appreciated.

Thomkat24 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:38:35

GP's are generally not specialists and they can't know everything sadly! I work for a hospital and it always surprises me how little they know about certain things.

Realitea Sat 08-Apr-17 10:16:24

I have exactly the same as you too. Hopefully someone will be able to help here because I've never got to the bottom of it either. I also get labyrinthitis often too.

Kiwi32 Sat 08-Apr-17 10:18:20

Can you request referral to an ENT specialist? Ear pain is miserable, you have my sympathies

WhiteWinterWitch Sat 08-Apr-17 10:55:32

Hi User I have the exact same problems with my ear, you just described what's going with my ear for the last few years I finally in January got the GP to refer me to an ENT specialist and I have got that appointment next week. It's awful and is really affecting me. I was away last weekend and on the flight I thought my ear was actually going to burst, and for several hours after the flight I couldn't hear in that ear, but I could feel all the fluid swooshing around it was so painful. You have my full sympathy, but definitely get a referral to ENT I'm hoping they will at least be able to tell me what's going on. I have awful bother with sinus infections too, I'd say it's all related.

KatieScarlett Sat 08-Apr-17 10:57:57

I have vertigo right now. Been nearly a week, just dreadful. Fellow sufferers, how long does it last as I am driving myself crazy?

hollygolipo Tue 18-Apr-17 18:53:41

I've had ear problems for years... you may have very narrow Eustachian tubes which makes equalising pressure harder and causes all sorts of pain and blockage. A private audiologist is an option if you can afford it. I was recommended Earplanes for flying which really do help, especially if you use a decongestant spray just before take off. If it's really excruciating a private surgeon would put a grommet in your ear which immediately means your ear can equalise without pain, but you need a proper assessment from a specialist. Best of luck!

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