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Hi! I'm new to the forum, but certainly not new to etd/ear problems! It all started with a middle ear infection when I was a baby, that completely perforated my eardrum that then had to be repaired by surgery 14 years ago... This summer has been horrendous, suffered horrendously with hay fever which has triggered etd, I have had 5 infections in the last 12 months too, 3 outer and 2 middle... I was on antibiotics for a middle ear infection about 3 weeks ago, and my ear has been horrendous ever since, feels so full of fluid, my hearing is so dull, and it's started fluttering occasionally too? Also the pain (although this isn't permanent)!! The worst was boxing day, we travelled and coming home we had to come over a major hill, the pressure/pain in my ear was so bad I couldn't even move my head! When I had tube problems a fair few years ago I saw ENT, one said I had to live with it, another said about grommets then changed his mind because of my previous op! All my GP has said is that I'm on the right meds! (Avamys steroid spray, and sterimed sinus rinse, as well as regular steaming) decongestants/spray doesn't make the slightest difference......... I'm at my wits end with it, and I'm worried about the long term impact, especially as I already have mild hearing loss from the perforation/operation! Any advice? Tips?
Thank you, sorry for the long post, think I just needed to rant!
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