What's Wrong With My Ear!?!

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Hello my name is Luis and ive had a terrible ear problem starting about 6 days ago when i was in gym class changing and i was done putting my school clothes but all of the sudden when I was breathing from my nose my right ear would slowly pop as if im in an elevator but if I breath really fast from my nose it would pop my ear at the paste I was breathing. I went to my next class but was messing with my nose a little bit and panicing because I knew it wasnt normal so then I massaged kinda under my ear and I tried breathing from my nose but it went away and i could breath without the annoying pop following my breathing so I ignored what just happen and went on doing my work but I felt like my ear eas kinda popped and i didnt find it worrying at all feeling confident that it would go away so after school I went home and then I felt something and sorry if it sounds wierd for this is the only way i can explain it, there was a feeling as if everytime i swallowed there was something between my throat and nose if you ever had this you can see feel how this is kinda of annoying but isnt a big deal so i went to sleep and ten the next day my ears felt kinda uneven still and i was coughing with a stuffy nose but I didnt really care about my ears because i knew they would go away after my cold becuase i Ive felt the feeling before were i had a cold and my ears were a bit clogged but then i tried to keep popping them but it really didnt work sometimes and i would still get that breathing from the nose thing on my ear but the crazy thing is that it would switch ear sometimes and then when i tried popping my ears it would pop my ears but the thing with my nose wouldnt go away so i would usally go to bed or if it happen during class i would put my head down on the ear thats following my breathing and if i had my head down in class and breathed my nose it would go away but when i picked it back up it would stay so i would have to keep it there for a while for about 5 to 4 minutes and it would go after I pick up my head and the same thing in the bed i would be able to sleep without having to mess with my nose becuase i dont have that issue when i put my head down apperently and i could sometimes hesr my voice from only one my my ears when I tried popping them but the ear changes most of the time i can hear my voice louder in my right ear or left so I got kinda scared and actually got anxiety from this, note im only 14 which isnt fun at my age. So I got scared and went to the doctor and they ask what was going on but i kinda changed the story i never tolded them about my breathing nose problem that only happens sometimes in the day or about the times i could hear my voice from my ear a little bit louder and all i said was my ear felt pressured which it did and then she came to the conclusion that It was my alergies and wax with a fluid in my ear which sounded reasonible so she could take out all the wax and she prescribed me Zaytex which I didnt feel like it helped me much at all but i took it becuase i just wanted my ears back to normal. I then started to complain to my mom that i wanted another doctors appointment which she said okay but she wanted to put something in my ear to make it easier to let them take out the wax which sounded good at the time but when we got home she said ahe wanted to put olive oil in my ear and not that we are a mexican family but my mom truly does suprising things and fixes some problems with needing a doctor but i knew olive oil wouldnt help my ear at all and when before she put it in my hear im not gonna lie i regret it but she tried i love her for that and it took me almost about 1 hour looking at a eye dropper with olive oil note that when i say an eye dropper it actual was an eye dropper she just cleaned it out really good and put olive oil in the dropper. But after i made my mind up she was kinda frustarated becuase i would say to do it but then change my mind which i can understand because my mom was just trying to help me all she could and she couldnt really understand what was going on inside my head which i understand becuase she was just trying to help all she could and as i said before i love her for that. So i made up my kind to put olive oil in my ear to loosen the wax and so she put it in but when she put in in she put more then 3 drops she pretty much put like 6 and i read about olive oil softening wax and it said 3 to 4 but anyways my ear was filled with olive oil and i tried getting up but she put my head down before i could and just to let you know i was laying my head down so my head was down and i just the oil sit there for a bit but when i stood up no olive oil came out at all and i could here from my left ear which was filled with the oil and so i paniced almost having an attack and put my anxiety that was created from this ear problem pushed to the roof and so she made me an appointment and my mom told me to sleep on the side with olive oil which i did and sometimes i would even wake up during my sleep to take some out which didnt work it would clear up a tiny but but then get replaced with more and i would go back to not hearing on the ear it wasnt completley gone becuase i put music on it and i could here it so that calmed me down just a bit hoping the docters could clean it out so when I woke up olive oil was still in my left ear which was very scary so my appointment started at 1:30PM and i got the olive oil put in at 1:00AM on a wensday and my appointment was on a thursday bascally the next day so when i got my doctor note that its a kid doctor. So when i got to my doctor they took out all the wax and note before i put olive oil in my ear there was a bit of pain in my ear and i cant remember if it was in both or in one but i had a little bit of pain that wasnt to bad. So they had me lay down on the ear without olive oil and the ear with olive oil is the one they worked on first so they put peroxide in the one ear and it was just peroxide itself and i head the bubbly sound and then they git a little bottle filled with peroxide and water and it had a little tube connected with the bottle and they put it in my left ear and squished the bottle or something to push the water in my ear which kinda hurt becuase of the sound and i felt dizzy after they did that ear and note that the wax cane out with just using the bottle with the peroxide and water and i think cleaned out the olive oil to but then my other ear was next and this one was the hardest and they did the same proccess and put peroxide in my ear and then after 2 minutes got the bottle and squshed it and just know they had me lay down to put the peroxide but then i sat in a chair after that and so they got the bottle and squished it and it didnt move much so they got more peroxide and put it my ear having me to lay down and then after that they tried the bottle thing and it just wouldt come out and note when they put the peroxide the 2nd time they waited 5 minutes. So when nothing came out my doctor was going to prescribed me some ear drops to lossen the ear wax but i told her no and i told her to try taking it out with a little stick or tool they use and it hurt wen they pulled it out but then when she got it i could hear a little bit better and just know that when she pulled it out it hurt bad but when i was done i stood up and felt really dizzy and mabey becuase they were putting a lot of stuff in my ear but when i talked it sounded as if i was hearing my voice would sound and if im hearing only a little bit of sound from my ear and the rest from my mouth but it didnt sound as im hearing my voice loud from my ears which is kinds the problem to i can hear it kinda loud but mostly sounding wierd and sound itself sounds loud with a bit of a muffle sometimes sounds even hurt a bit but thats probaly from my ear infection thats starting that my doctor told me about but prescribe me antibiotics which im taking and im even taking Zaytex now and sound itself sounds kinda loud and my voice sounds wierd and i cant tell if its only on 1 ear or both but i just dont know what wrong and mabey it sounds wierd becuase of the pain of my ear infection which dosent really hurt that bad or even mabey its becuase it hurt when she took out my ear wax from my right ear or it could be the fluids that she was talking about and know the 1st time i went to the doctor se trued to take iut the wax but she just told me to use home remedies and stuff like that or try the water with oroxide truck but right now sound isnt the same like before i wasnt sick and she the 1st time i went she also said i fluids in my ear which i didnt ask the doctor if i did the 2nd time i went again but i had 2 diffrent doctors and she didnt say if i had alergies she just said we will clean your ears and you have an ear infection but everything sounds a little to loud with a bit of a muffle but not to much and i dont know what i have i would think i have (PET) or even (ETD) but its been a day since ive had my wax and stuff takin out and right now im typing this and just got ut takin out yestarday and im taling the antiboitics and i have to take them 2 times a day and ima still take they Zaytex just to make sure and i cant really explain how everything sounds exactly but mostly i can describe a bit louder,mabey echoi, or louad with a muffle but thats all i can do and mabey i need time to get my hearing back or soemthing but hope i can heal and if not then Ima see a ENT mabey which i havent done so if you have any sugesstions or anything to tell me that would help that would be really nice becuase its really scary and just life changing and please pray for me for thats all i need..

-Luis

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    Hey Luis, Wow.....what a long letter. I know that problems with hearing can be a massive concern because it's something that you notice relentlessly, but try not to worry as this will only heighten your Anxiety (I know, easier said than done). What you noticed when you were first changing from Gym sounds like a build up of fluid/wax in your middle ear, this usually drains out through a tube called the eustachian tube (it runs down from your ear to your throat, eventually down into your stomach to get rid of it). The echo under water sound is caused when fluid creates a seal  in the cannal, a bit like when you make bubbles with a wand, the liquid connects from one side to the other. The popping sound happens when this seal breaks or two sides of the cannal meet with the build up of wax/oil, the same noise to get whilst eating peanut butter and your toung hits the roof of your mouth. As your Ear, Nose and Throat are all connected (ENT), they all affect eachother, and breathing causes a change of pressure on the inside making any fluid or wax move and cause the change of Hearing. It does sound weird like you are underwater and other times like things are distorted and sensative. This could have been caused by a number of things like Water in the ear or up the nose whilst swimming, a build up of wax or even a little infection. It's a good thing that you are hearing these things and I doubt that anything permanent is wrong. This would fit with the stuffy nose, which you should keep blowing every now and again to keep things clear. The Olive oil will have not caused any harm but if it has failed to loosen the blockage, then it will have only added to it. If you go to the ENT, they will be able to look a little deeper and see whats causing the issue and either clear it for you, take a swap and give you some drops or if it's a small infection, give you some antibiotics. As annoying as it is, I promise that things will get better. The one thing I didn't quite understand properly was when you said you heard Voices in your Ear. Where they from another person or TV/Radio or were they In your Head? Could you understand what they were saying or were they muffled? I hope you feel better. Chat soon, AL

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      No I didnt hear voices in my ear its just that when i speak it almost sounds as if im hearing my voice from my ears more instead from my mouth and my right ear gives a pop everytime i talk but its the one that has the ear infection but its not an ear infection becuase my doctor said an ear infection was starting but i dont know if it still is knowing that im take the anibiotics but is it normal for my ear to pop and right now my ears keep popping and i contantly have to yawn or open my mouth to pop my ears which dosent sound normal still but it help and is it normal for me to get a headace or for my eyes to hurt becuase i cant tell if im frustarated or what and everything sounds as if its loud but I cant tell if thats both of my ears or one of them but right now im fine just feeling like throwing up mabey becuase of anxiety and shouldnt the fluid in my ear have came out already since they cleaned out all of the wax?!?!?

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      In the gym when i was changing there didnt seem to have been any loud sounds or nothing but when i was walking to my next class my nose started to do the thing with one of my ears and it switches sometimes and even now when i have had the wax removed it still does it sometimes and everytime i yawn or something it sounds like my ears are almost underwater and I never want to eat anymore or play my xbox which i love to do, not even whatch netflix or youtube which made me happy when i was sick or in a bad mood and my family is very worried about me dince i already told them i have a lot of anxiety and to be honest im scared my self ive lost 10 pounds in almost 2 days which dosent sound like a lot but its a lot for me and its kinda cool me losing weght fast but all i wanna do is sleep mostly becuase thats when i feel like i dont have much of a problem and some noises can bother me becuase there kinda loud is it normal and when will i get better please and suggestions or help would be nice thank you much love and hope nobody has to go thru this..
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      And i know this isnt the best question but is it a good idea to be in a cold enviorment or is it bad
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      Oh and anoter thing that i dont think i said is that if i blow my nose really hard which is how i usually blow my nose, it pops my ears and i dont know what that means adding up with all my other symtoms.

      Pray for me please...

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      The popping when you blow your Ears is a good sign, keep doing it. It can take a while for everything to drain, even with the Wax gone. Being in the cold will not cause you any harm.
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