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Ruptured Eardrum Anyone?
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Peanut    Posted 12-29-2004 at 15:04:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was at work yesterday and felt some congestion in my ear and thought "here we go again with a winter head cold". WRONG! Within an hour I had so much pain it hurt to move my eyes or mouth. On the way home I felt it tear. Actually the pressure went down and I felt marginally better for a while.

After a long sleepless night of pain and mess, I woke up and went to the Urgent Care center so the doc could have a looksee. Turns out my ear drum ruptured from the inside.

I've had the broken bones, more stiches than I can count, loss of skin, etc. This was a new level of pain. Now I have a serious does of anti-biotics and pain killers until it heals. Anyone ever experienced a busted eardrum? If not, I hope you don't.

- Peanut, sitting here with cotton shoved in my ear.

LH    Posted 12-30-2004 at 01:32:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got both mine blown out in a tire explosion 15 years ago, even when repaired and healed I havent heard right since and am nearly totally deaf in one ear. And your right about the pain being excruciating

KatG    Posted 12-29-2004 at 19:20:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Take care of your ear Peanut...Seems like I have had ear problems most of my life...Have lost some hearing due to infections...Be sure and take the full corse of the antibotics and sta of of the wind if your ear is not covered...Best of luck...KAtG

James(Ga)    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:35:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sorry to hear about your ear Peanut, Hope it heals soon and we will be thinking about you and prayer on the way. James

Zenia    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw, sorry to hear that! My boys have had ear problems since infancy. One of them had a ruptured eardrum - at the time I didn't realize what had happened. He was so uncomfortable, rying, then late one night I felt a bunch of fluid come from his ear. He did seem to feel better after, and it healed OK. But both boys have had to have ear tubes in, and both have hearing loss.

Ohh    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:32:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that. My little grandson may need a tube in his ear. I am crossing my fingers that is not necessary.

Fortunately for me (I think), my rupture was from an inner-ear infection (yes, its gross) that created pressure to burst the drum outward. Either way ... lots of pain.

Now I have a good excuse for not being able to hear Mrs Peanut :^) Hopefully she is not lurking on the site (grin).

- Peanut

Zenia    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:49:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tubes were one of the best things I had done. I tried so many things - antibiotics, homeopathy, even chiropractic. But, for my boys, their hearing was like hearing under water. They constantly had fluid in the inner ear, that could not drain out. It was painful at night when they would lay down, so they were terrible sleepers, which then affected their daytime behavior.

Especially one of my sons. Within a week of getting the tubes, his hearing improved dramatically, and he started saying new words (he was 2.5 years old). He also stopped having any pain or ear infections.

Now, at age 4 he still has some speech issues, has trouble with double consonants. He says "Dop and dart" instead of "stop and start" "boon" instead of "spoon" etc. A friend pointed out that she noticed he reads lips. His tubes have come out, and his hearing is borderline normal. We have an appointment in February, will find out if he needs to have tubes put in again.

MikeT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 15:21:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep, I had both busted at Ft. Sill OK back in 1960. Not a fun thing to do. They healed back with no problem and hardly any hearing loss. Next morning after it happened I was stone deaf. Scared the hell out of me!

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