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undiagnosed and frustration for years..very uncommon symptoms

  • Posted By: leesam.09
  • January 16, 2011
  • 08:23 PM

for a little history with the problems regarding my ears. I am 19 years old now and have had tubes placed in my ears every couple of years. I have had tbes placed in my ear 5 or 6 times now. Up until about two years ago I was fine with getting tubes in my ears every couple of years. But two years ago I was playing a basketball game and I fell and somehow made a perfect seal with my ear to the ground forcing massive amounts of air into my ear. I experienced some hearing loss. the real issue is that whenever I do something physical..bike,basketball,raquetball,or sometimes even laughing my ear experiences a lack of pressure and it feels like i can exhale through my nose and when i breathe in it feels like i am breathing in through my ears.It is the most annoying thing that i have experienced. Getting tubes in my ear does help but only for a little while a max of about three monthes.so the fact that this does help would suggest that i need a hole in my eardrum to feel any sense of relief.another very temporary sense of relief is breathing in really fast which feels makes it feel like the pressure is being restored. the ear specialist that i have seen says that when i do this "sucking in thing" it collapses my ear drum momentarily.

And forget about swimming going more than about three feet below the service of the water causes me pain.

IF THERE ARE ANY IDEAS AS TO WHAT COULD FIX THIS PLEASE POST...I AM DESPERATE

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