Yup. That’s what’s happening to me right now. I am having trouble hearing. My hearing is not normal. Due to a bad cold, my left ear is clogged since December 7th after I went to CVS Minute Clinic for a check-up because I had intense pain in my left ear yesterday morning. I had bad wax build up years ago so I thought it was just that. The health practitioner cleansed (flushed) both of my ears and checked each one to see what’s going on. The diagnosis was an ear infection. There’s redness in my left eardrum but no tear whatsoever. She prescribed an antibiotic to be taken within ten days. It should help unclogged the ear also. Picking up my prescription would have been convenient for me if CVS accepted Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. So I transferred the prescription request to Tom Thumb instead.
Unfortunately, my left ear is still clogged as of the moment. After a few days of taking the antibiotic, I decided to see my family doctor on the 13th. The doctor said that there’s no more redness in my eardrum. So she told me to stop taking the medication anymore. She recommended me to see an ENT doctor. And so, this afternoon I went to see a specialist from Lakeside Allergy in Forney. Before I talked to the doctor, the nurse assistant did a few hearing tests on me. ‘Figures out that my left eardrum wasn’t moving after doing pressure tests in both of my ears. The doctor said there’s a fluid trapped behind my eardrum preventing it to move. He prescribed me to take oral steriod, rinse my sinuses using saline rinse, and use steroid nasal spray. The steroid medicine will help treat the swelling of tube behind my nose so the fluid will drain.
This really bothers me. Eardrum not moving? Oh no! My hearing is hollow and feels like I am on an airplane all the time. Sucks!
I am looking forward to getting my hearing back to normal the soonest possible time.