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Here is my problem. It all happened on Thanksgiving night when I went to sleep on that day. When I woke up the following morning I could not hear 100% out of my left ear. In my own opinion the only two things that could have caused the hearing loss is because I was laying on my left ear with my hands cupped on them the WHOLE NIGHT, so I was sleeping sideways the entire night (because it was cold too). I sleep stuck in one spot because it got so freezing cold. I was also crying during the night (personal reasons). And as I was crying I did notice that the droplets from my tears dripped into my ear possibly. I had so much tears, it was a flood. My face was sticky, my elbows were sticky, my cheeks, the tear flew down the side of my face. So this is ALL happening while I'm laying on my side with my hand cupped to my ear. Also I didn't lose my hearing while all that was happening. The loss of hearing, happened when I woke up. And it might have happened somewhere in the middle of the night until I woke up...
My ears feel TERRIBLE. This is the 2nd day and out of 100% I can hear maybe 10% only. I took shower yesterday and thought the steam would help but no it did not. A little bit of water got in. I also used DEBROX yesterday too, because I was thinking maybe it's ear wax that I unintentionally jammed in while my hand was plastered directly on my left ear laying sideways the entire night. I also put a little bit of baby oil in my ear yesterday, not in drops more like rubbed the oil with a Q-tip and carefully rubbed the outer ear, hoping the oil would go in on it's own.
This morning I woke up and I was still pretty deaf, and became even MORE deaf after using Debrox again....it's clogged my ear even more.
Anyone know how to get my hearing back?? Nothing is working other than TIME. I noticed that at some point yesterday and today that just for a few seconds/minutes -the hearing goes up like 2 %or 3 % where I can hear just a whisper, but then goes back to being completely blocked.
Also my ears DON'T HURT. I can swallow, I can yawn, eat. It only hurts when I put too much liquid in it like (water or Debrox) and rub it around. Or if I poke the inside of my ear with my pinky and play around with my ear, or tug at my ear lobes to much...it starts to get sore. The only thing that can cause a little pain is when I blow my nose hard, or sneeze. Then it feel like there's fullness in the ear.
Lastly I just don't see how it could be an infection, or fluid behind my eardurm type thing. Both ears were working just find until after Thanksgiving night. The only liquid that went in my ear was a bit of shower water, and Debrox drops that's it.
I almost fee like my eardrum is bent or something from laying on it the whole night....but honestly I don't know what is going on???
And I'm very scared. I CAN'T GO to a Doctors or an ENT...I don't have a job right now, and I'm broke. Which is why I'm on a forum seeking help. Maybe next year I can afford to pay out of the pocket to see a nurse at Wallgreens for an ear clean out but until then I have to stick with remedies. My best luck is giving it time. I had EXTREME swimmers ear early last year...but that went away on it's own....
Any ideas, remedies? Has anyone ever had severe hearing loss but left it alone, and it the hearing came back? I just can't believe my hearing could be gone -when I didn't do anything to it....other than laying on it??
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