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ear pain, no infection

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  • Posted By: kikican
  • January 22, 2007
  • 04:22 AM

i cannot tolerate this anymore!!!! my entire life i've had problems with my ears and the doctors can't tell me why. when i was younger i was prone to ear infections but i havn't had one since i was 8 or 9 (i'm now 22) i have however experienced pain in my ears on a day to day basis. it varies in terms of how intense the pain is and where its located. i have a perforation in my left ear drum as well as having 2 of the bones missing as a result of my last ear infection.i am almost entirely deaf in that ear. it has been very hard to keep hearing "there is nothing wrong" from doctors. i've been to several ENTs as well as numerous clinics on an almost weekly basis as my own doctor is sick of seeing me.i have tinnitus in both ears and i get constant popping in the right ear. i don't know.... theres never an infection, i've been checked for TMJ disorder and still nothing.... even if nobody out there has a legit reason it would still be nice just to talk to someone.thnx:confused:

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  • You may need to have someone do an MRI and look specifically at the location of where the "hearing " center is and see if ther is a disruption or leasion or something in the area of the brain that controls hearing. There is some research that suggests that deafness can alos be cause by issues in the brain not in the ear as previously thought. Alos, i think that hormones play a far greater role in our lives than any doctor is aware of. I have begun to suffer from itchy ears and can get very painful infections that itch like crazy and then are so painful. I have to then go to the ENT for like the billionth time and ask for them to give me cortosporin. The inflammation is cuased by water or moistness in my ear canal and I never had this problem til my ormones began to change with age! Doctors just roll their eyes but they wil not even listen to the fact that I NEVER had this before. It is rustrating so I can empathsize. Google brain and deafness causes or something along that order and see ifyou can find the information that I have read about but didn't bookmark. Sorry.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 03:29 PM
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  • Concerning the last post. Hormonal changes can also contribute to candida overgrowth, which in turn can cause fungal ear infections causing severe itchiness. Doctors don't know how to diagnose this as they just don't deal with candida issues. But if you get your candida under control then your symptoms will often just go away. Also, consider acupuncture to help with the ear pain. This is very effective. To find one near you please visit www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code. To find info on candida please go to www.candidasupport.org or www.wholeapproach.com Hope this helps.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 04:04 PM
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