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I'm new here, I feel this is a last resort since I cannot get any answers anywhere. I'm 32, male.
On August 11th, 2018 I had a sudden sharp drop in my hearing in my right ear. It felt like something, such as wax (which I have a long history of) got clogged in there. Over time, I started using the usual wax removal drops to no avail. Since it didn't work, I went into an immediate care facility to hopefully have that removed.
Ruptured eardrum they said. I had medication given. The ruptured eardrum went away but the hearing never came back. It feels full, lot of pressure still. Every now and then I get an itching, oozing feeling from the ear.
I went to an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist in November. He could find nothing wrong. Nothing. Zip. They took a hearing test. Nothing wrong with my hearing (At least per the test) but it sure seems like it. I do not hear from my right ear as well as my left since this happened. He left me with a nasal spray. It did not help at all.
I then went to my PCP (Primary Care Provider) she finally gave me a lead "There is fluid in your ear. Take claritin" I took what she told me, it didn't stop completely. There was minor improvement but only for a short time and that was only for the pressure. I went back to her for a follow up and she said "Ah there's no fluid in your ear anymore" and I told her that I'm still having hearing problems and she suggested I was having anxiety.
Earlier this month, not feeling like giving up, I went into another immediate care facility. The lady told me that my sinuses were extremely inflammed. Fluid in both of my ears. Follow up with an ENT. She suggested the same nasal spray that the ENT gave me.
I went back to the ENT last week. He looked in my ears and my nose "There is no fluid, nothing. No inflammation" Referred me to get a CT scan which I have to wait for my insurance to approve.
In addition, in recent weeks my right eye has been sort of blurred, feeling a lot of pressure behind the eye and the ear.
Is there something some doctors can see and others cannot? It makes no sense why I could go to several doctors, some not seeing a thing, including specialists in the field and others seeing something wrong. It all seems to be concentrated to the top right of my forehead. That's where I feel the most pressure. I'm extremely worried now that the vision is starting to bother me. I feel hopeless.
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