New to this…
March 5, 2015 during the night I had to sneeze, so I set up and sneezed, kind of holding it in so it wouldn’t be so loud. Well it was a big sneeze and I even saw stars…Felt fine and went back to sleep.
By Friday, March 6, 2015 afternoon I started hearing popping in my right ear, went to the grocery store and while there felt my ear was filling up and becoming plugged. By the time I left the store, my felt plugged and I couldn’t hear anything and was feeling some pressure. By evening I had NO hearing in my right ear.
March 7th and 8th, Saturday and Sunday, NO hearing at all, no pressure, no pain, just nothing there. Even when I rub my ear I could hear nothing. The right side of my face feels weird too. I went to the mirror several times on Saturday and Sunday to see if my face was looking OK and if it moved like it should and all looked normal, just feels weird.
Monday, March 9, 2015 I went to see my General Doctor and she was stumped. Said maybe she should subscribe steroids, but decided to wait. She wanted me to go get a hearing test done, NOW she said. It was upstairs in that clinic, she tried to call them but got an answering machine, so told me to walk up and see if I could get in. I walked up stairs and little did I know but the doctor followed me up, telling them to see me now. They had no openings, but called another office that could get me in.
I went for the hearing test later that afternoon and they found there was no hearing in my right ear, failed all tests. And my left ear was just fair, which I knew as I always favored my right ear. As I was leaving the hearing clinic the hearing specialist said she was going to call my doctor. And within a few minutes, my doctor called me and said I needed to see an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, soon. She said to call now and make an appointment, that she had already sent them a referral. I feel like there is so much urgency. I feel that way too, but just because I can’t hear?
March 10, 2015, I saw an EMT specialist. He told me on a hearing chart, I am bottomed lined, totally deaf in my right ear. They started me on Steroids, hoping that might help, but he said usually it does help with people that have at least some hearing, but with mine, it would take a miracle. He said it could be a blood vessel that burst, a bad infection, a virus, or a tumor, but looking in my ear he said it looks perfectly healthy. I do need a Miracle!!
March 12, 2015 appointment for an MRI, and all results came back that my head was normal.
March 14, 2015 – Went to dinner with my son for his birthday and was miserable, the background noise was so LOUD I couldn’t hear anything. Just felt like I was there alone and so left out of the group.
My next appointment with the ENT isn’t for another week. There are times I can actually hear just a tiny bit when I rub my ear. And at other times the pressure is terrible, it just feels it needs to pop.
Have any of you ever tried essential oils? I am so new to this I don’t even know what I am in for, but this is terrible. I have never felt so alone and don’t want to watch TV as the noise is just too loud, and I can’t understand what they are saying. I don’t like going out as I can’t hear what is going on. HELP!!