I had this huge ear wax buildup in my left ear and it was really bothering me. Prodding with a qtip didn’t help and I knew that something had to be done with medicine or doctor help. With advice from MsRobyn, I went to the drug store and bought ear drops today. I came home, dripped a few drops in my ear and sat with my head tilted for a while. Then, I flushed out the gunk with the bulby flusher out thingy and life was a little better. Repeated the process and all the ear wax was gone. Went out to shoot some pool and got dinner with friends. I came back home and decided to clean and drain my ears to get out anything that may have been left behind from earlier this afternoon.
After the first few flushes and drainings, I suddenly realized I couldn’t hear anything in my left ear. It wasn’t ear wax clogging it up this time or cotton, my hearing just completely disappeared. I was calm and thought there might be too much water in my ear, so I gently stuck in a Q-tip to soak up excess water/ear drops. Nothing changed. I’ve tried yawning, flushing more warm water, putting in more drops, shaking my head, etc. you name it. Currently, I’m slightly dizzy with no hearing and incredibly upset. So I’m sittin here hoping that it’s just an air bubble or water or or irritated hairs/skin/canal or something fixable and I’ll regain my auditory capabilities within a day or so. My roommate had the same thing last year and said it came back after a while.
So now, I ask for your prayers that something good will come of this. I’m incredibly scared that the damage is permanent and that I’ll never get to hear from both ears and that nothing will be the same. I apologize for being rambly and redundant and yea… I’m just really really scared and upset.
I keep thinking this is a dream and I’ll wake up all normal like I used to be.