I’ve got some major ear issues right now.
My right ear hurts like a motherfucker. At first I thought I was developing an ear infection. However, I’ve never had one hurt quite this bad. I’ve started crying multiple times tonight, and I rarely cry because of shit like this. It feels like it’s full of water, but it’s not. I’ve got a lot of jaw pain, also. Anytime I hiccup or burp, there’s a really sharp sensation in my inner ear. So far, I’ve come up with a couple ideas of what it might be:
- middle ear infection
- outer ear infection (swimmer’s ear)
- burst eardrum (Someone popped a helium near me a few nights ago and the sound echoed. It hurt my ears, but I didn’t think much of it at the time. I’m inclined to think this isn’t it, though, because there hasn’t been any relief of pain or draining.. gross, I know)
- My tubes are plugged.
I took Tylenol to take the edge off so I’ll be able to sleep tonight, but it still hasn’t kicked in. I was very prone to ear infections when I was younger and I usually get one every year or so, maybe two years. Any advice or input would be much appreciated. Have any of you suffered from ear problems before?