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Question Ear Pain - behind my left ear

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2006
  • 07:14 AM

For more than two years, I have been experiencing pain behind my left ear. Find the middle of your left ear, then move to behind your ear, in the crevice between your ear and your head - that's where the pain is. There is usually a little bump which is so painful to touch. I cannot sleep on my left side because my entire ear hurts and I think the sensitivity and pain is worse when I am under stress.
I have been to 5 doctors or so and it's not TMJ and I don't have any inflammatory issues and it's not a skin disorder, so I do not know what else I can do to cure this.

Please help!

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  • I just ran accross this website in search of a solution to my problem and to be quite frank, I am scared out of my mind! I can not believe that there are so many people with the same symptoms that I have (sore throat on left side only, plus ear pain on same side) and no doctor can cure this. I have had this for 2 weeks now and 2 antibiotics have not touched it. My doctor doesn't know what it is. My left tonsil hurts like heck and my ear is painful too. I have been surviving with pain meds.What is going around?????
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 04:42 AM
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  • For more than two years, I have been experiencing pain behind my left ear. Find the middle of your left ear, then move to behind your ear, in the crevice between your ear and your head - that's where the pain is. There is usually a little bump which is so painful to touch. I cannot sleep on my left side because my entire ear hurts and I think the sensitivity and pain is worse when I am under stress.I have been to 5 doctors or so and it's not TMJ and I don't have any inflammatory issues and it's not a skin disorder, so I do not know what else I can do to cure this.Please help!I have been experiencing the same symptoms for about a year now, and it seemed to get worse, I could not sleep on my left side because I'd wake up with severe earache. I have seen different doctors, one general doctor, 2 ENT doctors, 2 TMJ doctors, and even going out of the country for a second opinion. They have not found anything. Here is what is working for me. I think what is causing it is stress and insomnia in my case, so I have tried to relaxe by talking walks, doing yoga, taking hot baths and aromatherapy, studying the bible with Pastor Murray (this is not advertisement or anything), but I find it very relaxing and has helped me a lot. Also, I am trying to avoid junk food and try to drink a lot of carrot juice, since Chinese medicine use carrots to heal the ear. Fruits and Veggies help too. Vitamin B for the nervous system has been very helpful for almost any type of pain. Remember pain is carried tru the nerves, so keep the nerves nourished with vitamins B.
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  • I have been trying to figure out what is wrong with me for the past month. It started out as left shoulder pain and now travelled to my neck and left ear. I went to the doctors and he could not figure it out. I am going through a tremendous amount of stress right now and I truly believe that is why I am having these symptoms. I have always been healthy up until this past year. Stress can do alot to your body, as I have also suffered from shingles on two occasions already which I am told is stress related. Wish there was a simple way to destress and take all my problems away! I have been experiencing the same symptoms for about a year now, and it seemed to get worse, I could not sleep on my left side because I'd wake up with severe earache. I have seen different doctors, one general doctor, 2 ENT doctors, 2 TMJ doctors, and even going out of the country for a second opinion. They have not found anything. Here is what is working for me. I think what is causing it is stress and insomnia in my case, so I have tried to relaxe by talking walks, doing yoga, taking hot baths and aromatherapy, studying the bible with Pastor Murray (this is not advertisement or anything), but I find it very relaxing and has helped me a lot. Also, I am trying to avoid junk food and try to drink a lot of carrot juice, since Chinese medicine use carrots to heal the ear. Fruits and Veggies help too. Vitamin B for the nervous system has been very helpful for almost any type of pain. Remember pain is carried tru the nerves, so keep the nerves nourished with vitamins B.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I just ran accross this website in search of a solution to my problem and to be quite frank, I am scared out of my mind! I can not believe that there are so many people with the same symptoms that I have (sore throat on left side only, plus ear pain on same side) and no doctor can cure this. I have had this for 2 weeks now and 2 antibiotics have not touched it. My doctor doesn't know what it is. My left tonsil hurts like heck and my ear is painful too. I have been surviving with pain meds.What is going around?????I had sharp radiating ear pain that hit the back of my ear, ear lobe and the side of my face. I was diagnosed with Shingles. Shingles can leave scars in the ear and create a real mystery for a person. Make sure your doctors rule this out because it could lead to facial parlysis.
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