March 30, 2016 7:35am CST
A few weeks ago, I had my doctor check my right ear, as I suspected I had fluid in it. Whenever I coughed or blew my nose, I could hear a loud bubbling sound. She said there was fluid there, and suggested I take an over-the-counter allergy pill which would help the ear drain. I did that and have been taking the pills since then, but it hasn't gotten any better. In fact, it's much worse today, and that ear feels numb, pops all the time, and I can't hear as well with it. I called the doctor's office and will go in later this morning to see the nurse practitioner. I get some relief by leaning far over on that side while holding on to the counter or a chair. But then the minute I stand up straight again, I hear and feel the fluid draining back down against the ear drum. I obviously can't walk around bent over all day, so I'm anxious to clear this up. It will be nice to get rid of that stuffed-up feeling and to able to hear more clearly again, too. My appointment can't come soon enough! (Public Domain Image)
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30 Mar 16
I feel for you, there is nothing worse, in my books, then trouble with your ear, fluid being the worse of it. I hope that your time passes quickly until your appointment and that they can get you something prescribed that will clear it up quickly.