Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Ear pain when lying on side in bed

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: MattyMatty
  • October 12, 2008
  • 02:47 PM

I've been to see EN&T doctors and even had an MRI scan but no-one can solve my problem!! For several years I've had pain in my left (inside) ear which comes when lying on my side in bed. It starts as general discomfort (a feeling of 'fullness') and then becomes full-on pain. I even have to 'dig' a hole to support my ear in my pillow! It always means I have to turn over, restricting the positions I can lie in in bed. The doc has checked for ear wax, everything, really. No hearing problems or tinitis. But I do tend to very easily get earache in the same ear when it's cold outside e.g. walking. And if I think about it, there's always a feeling that there's something 'inside' my ear.

Any clues? Would a memory foam pillow help - or would that make matters worse (because unable to 'dig' hole for my ear)?

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Safe Sex With Hepatitis C

Prevent the spread of the hepatitis C virus.

Preventing Lung Infections

With COPD, it’s important to protect your lungs.

8 Health Dangers of Depression

Unmanaged depression can take a toll on your physical health.

Food Choices for Diabetes

What, when and how much you eat affects your blood sugar.

6 Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis

Ease your way into these stretching and strengthening moves,