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Recurrent earache

Posted by
Nath on October 20, 2003 at 04:33:46:

Hi, I have just found this website...I read old posts about earache but I'm still confused about my problem. I'm 20 and I have had recurrent earache for about 4-5 years now and I would really like to know what is causing it as I have no idea whether is is serious or not. I fell and hit my head (not too badly though) and I have had recurrent earache ever since. The pain can occur in both ears, but it is mainly in the right one. I wouldn't say that the pain is unbearable and I'm now used to it, but it's very unconfortable and it can be quite painful. I also get ear pressure with the pain (it feels like my ears are blocked ans they keep popping but never really get unblocked), in both ears but it's worse in the right ear. My right ear itches too. The itching can be so bad that I can't help using Q-Tips to make it better. I went to see a doctor about it and...by the time I got there the pain had gone (and came back afterwards) and she said that she couldn't see anything wrong with it and that I had to come back when it hurts again and she would give me some drops probably...She said by the way that she didn't tink it had anything to do with when I fell, that it was a coincidence that the earache started at the same time. Next time it hurt I went back, but it was another doctor...at the time when I was there, of course, the pain had almost gone (it's always like that!) and he also said that he couldn't see anything wrong. He advised me to get some nasal spray called Otrivine. I tried it but I don't think it made a difference. I took it for 7 days (as it said not to take it for more than 7 days) and the pain did go but the pain usually goes. The pain is not constantly at its worst...it gets better and them comes back and so on over a few days ntil it goes completely and comes back a few weeks/months later (I'm not sure how often). I also think that I may have hearing loss, especially while the pain is there but also when it doesn't hurt. My husband has been complaining that he has to repeat everything and I also have noticed myself that I often have to ask people to repeat things. I guess most people just think that it's a language problem (I'm swiss, I've only been living in the UK for 2 years and my first language is French), but I know it isn't.
The doctor that advise me to take nasal spray made me think that there also could be a problem with my sinuses. Could the 2 be related? I often get headaches all around my eyes. My eyes also seem very sensitive to light and they sometimes 'hurt' because of it. And sometimes because of the headache around my eyes and the sensitivity to the light I feel a bit dizzy, a bit like I'm not really there and I have difficulty in concentrating. I'm very confused as I have always been quite healthy but I've always had small strange problems that I can never understand what causes them. It's very frustrating when I go to the doctor's as they never seem to find anything wrong with me and yet I have all these little problems that affect my daily life. I'm not good at describing my symptoms, and since my visits to the doctor's always seem unsuccessful I try to find a lot of information on the Internet and I always et confused as I have the symptoms for sifferent things but not all of them. I have asthma by the way, I don't know if this could be related in any way. I don't know either what causes my asthma. I was complaining about shortness of breath and wheezing, and the doctors, as always, couldn't find anything wrong with me. I read a lot on the Internet and thught that maybe I had asthma. The doctors prescribed me inhalers in the end and it got better. I don't think it is allergic but I don't know. Sometimes when I get to the end of my inhaler (the brown one) I start wheezing and it gets better again when I get a new one. When I get upset and cry I start having problemns to breathe too.
I have to say that it's very frustrating when you have many little problems and no doctor can find anything wrong. It's not that I wish they told me I had something serious, but I would really like to know what causes all my problems.



Re: Recurrent earache (Traumatic Plagiocephaly.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 21, 2003 at 06:03:33:

In Reply to: Recurrent earache posted by Nath on October 20, 2003 at 04:33:46:

Hi, Nath.

The fall definitely was a cause of your problem and you need to see a good Cranial Osteopath. You have traumatic plagiocephaly. Do not expect any conventional physician to even know what that is. See the archives about this and let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Recurrent earache (Traumatic Plagiocephaly.) Archive.

Posted by
Nath on October 23, 2003 at 08:06:47:

In Reply to: Re: Recurrent earache (Traumatic Plagiocephaly.) Archive. posted by Walt Stoll on October 21, 2003 at 06:03:33:

Hi again,
Thank you very much for your reply. I looked for more information on what you said on this website as well as on search engines and the medical language is sometimes a bit complicated for me, but if I understand well the fall has caused something to move in my head which is causing my recurrent ear problems. From what I read about cranial osteopaths, they seem to treat many different problems. In the archives, something called my attention which seemed similar to another of my problems. Sometimes when I've bent down and stand up again, I get like a black-out where it feels like I'm about to pass out (although I don't know how this feels as it never happened to me). It's hard to explain, but I think I see some white or colourful lights on a dark background and it feels like everything's spinning. When this happens I have to keep still and it goes after a few seconds. Could this have anything to do with plagiocephaly, is it anothr problem or is it just normal? I read it happens to everyone once in a while and I know my mum sometimes gets it, so maybe it's just normal if I try to stand up too fast.
I will see what I can do about finding a cranial osteopath, but I'm worried about how much it would cost.
Thanx again for your help.



Re: Recurrent earache (Traumatic Plagiocephaly.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 23, 2003 at 15:29:21:

In Reply to: Re: Recurrent earache (Traumatic Plagiocephaly.) Archive. posted by Nath on October 23, 2003 at 08:06:47:

Thanks, Nath.

You just need to get your jammed skull bones (at the base of the skull) moving normally again.

For a good CO this will not take long. You probably will begin to see results after the first visit. It MAY only take one visit.

Walt

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