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Re: Sleep???
May 11, 2007
[QUOTE=Boomer2b;2977465]That clogging sensation is just a feeling, and you can now tell that it is not coming from the middle ear or eustachian tube because you can blow air right through it. Can't be in the outer ear because they can see that. You would think that any actual changes in hearing would turn up in the testing they've done, unless it is affected at frequencies they don't test (above 8 kHz). If it's any consolation, you should be OK to fly now.

I've looked into myringotomy, and have been told that one such as yours will heal by itself in a short time. By the way, can you tell me how loud it sounded while they did it?[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure what u mean by 'just a feeling'. Cause I hear popping all the time when I swallow and there is definitely something going on, I think in the inner ear. Also if I lay upside down my ears fill up, and then when i turn over I can hear them make like popping or decreasing air sounds and the pressure releases back to this normal , or what has been normal for the last month feeling. Anyway it wasnt loud at all, they numbed me, and then popped it. I dont remember it being loud.
Re: Sleep???
May 12, 2007
[QUOTE=joelfranks76;2977851]I hear popping all the time when I swallow ... if I lay upside down my ears fill up, and then when i turn over I can hear them ... popping[/QUOTE]
Thanks for your response and description of the myringotomy, as it's very useful to me and something the docs have never actually experienced for themselves and can't tell me.

So we've been writing back & forth for some time now and this is the first I remember about any description of things changing when you lay down and turn over, or popping sounds when you swallow: I thought it was more of a constant clogging feeling. I'm wondering if there's any one doc you've told the whole story to, including the original medicine OD. Is House done with you, or is there more they want to do? If not, you might consider a referral to the Mayo clinic. The docs there are as good as any, but their system is very different: like medicine in real time. For example, you see some doc, he orders tests, you go and get them right away, bring back the results, maybe he wants a scan so you go to get that and it gets read, you go back, he refers you to another doc, and so on in real time until they resolve it. No waiting for weeks between appointments, just a process that gets you through in a few days (or weeks) what would take many months (or years) in the regular medical system. If your insurance will cover it, it's a thought.
Re: Sleep???
May 12, 2007
[QUOTE=Boomer2b;2978933]Thanks for your response and description of the myringotomy, as it's very useful to me and something the docs have never actually experienced for themselves and can't tell me.

So we've been writing back & forth for some time now and this is the first I remember about any description of things changing when you lay down and turn over, or popping sounds when you swallow: I thought it was more of a constant clogging feeling. I'm wondering if there's any one doc you've told the whole story to, including the original medicine OD. Is House done with you, or is there more they want to do? If not, you might consider a referral to the Mayo clinic. The docs there are as good as any, but their system is very different: like medicine in real time. For example, you see some doc, he orders tests, you go and get them right away, bring back the results, maybe he wants a scan so you go to get that and it gets read, you go back, he refers you to another doc, and so on in real time until they resolve it. No waiting for weeks between appointments, just a process that gets you through in a few days (or weeks) what would take many months (or years) in the regular medical system. If your insurance will cover it, it's a thought.[/QUOTE]

I think the House is kinda done. The only other thing they would do was to put a tube in my ears, but I dont want that because I know that isnt my problem. Somehow the clogged and pressure is in the inner ear I believe. And the tube would help the middle ear, like the myringotomy hasnt helped at all, made it a little worse actually, I am hoping that it feels a tiny bit better once the hole closes. I am really trying to tell myself that it could be worse there are a million diseases out there and ailments that people deal with every day, so I just have to learn and live iwth it. I am not a strong person I guess, because this really has taken a hold of me, and has me completely upset and nervous and feeling like I want to jump out of my own skin, or ears , LOL.





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