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Hi everyone, I went on a flight 10 days ago and while i was asleep during the flight, i suddenly woke up in agony and it felt like there was a worm moving around inside my ear. This went on for …
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Hi everyone,

I went on a flight 10 days ago and while i was asleep during the flight, i suddenly woke up in agony and it felt like there was a worm moving around inside my ear.

This went on for about 10 minutes throughout the flight and then felt bruised and i couldn't hear properly but when i came back from my holiday a few days ago, it seemed to have gotten worse and now it feels blocked.

I've been abroad many times before and have never had any problems like this, should i go and see my GP or will it eventually go away?

Thanks in advance for any advice. :)
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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Make an appointment to see the nurse at your surgery. She'll be able to have a quick look and if it's something more serious she'll refer you to the doc.

Easier to get an appointment with a nurse. :thumbsup:


EDIT - Sounds like Airplane Ear.....more info EAR :oops:
#2
Syzable
Make an appointment to see the nurse at your surgery. She'll be able to have a quick look and if it's something more serious she'll refer you to the doc.

Easier to get an appointment with a nurse. :thumbsup:


EDIT - Sounds like Airplane Ear.....more info EAR :oops:


Thanks for that mate, i think i'll make sure to book an appointment in a minute, as this has gone on for longer than the few hours that the link suggests and also explains why i keep having dizzy spells...... i just assumed that it was down to adjusting from over 40 degrees of heat and then back down to rainy London. :p

Thanks again and i see what you did with the click "ear" link :giggle:

Have some well deserved rep for the help. :thumbsup:
#3
I lost my hearing for five days after a flight from Texas to California, it really put a downer on my holiday and I got to a stage where I had to repeat everything twice as it sounded loud to me - got pretty angry :(
[mod]#4
[SIZE=2]Thanks and no problems mate..........hope you're feeling better soon :thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#5
MBeeching
I lost my hearing for five days after a flight from Texas to California, it really put a downer on my holiday and I got to a stage where I had to repeat everything twice as it sounded loud to me - got pretty angry :(


Tell me about it, it's very frustrating and it went on throughout the whole holiday, even though there was some improvement but once i came back on friday night, it seemed to happen again.

I've now booked an appointment with my GP later today via an emergency after i explained what's happened.

What happened after the 5 days, did you seek a specialist or did it improve on its own?
#6
It did start to improve so I didn't seek specialist help, it felt wrong for a couple of weeks longer though. It got really depressing when I thought my hearing was screwed forever.
#7
Your inner ear is out of balance. You will get this if you are suffering from a cold, the inner ear is trying to protect itself from the imbalance. Hearing will return soon.

Your doc may suggest a bottle of Sudofed to help recover the balance.
Dont worry about it, I've had it a few times, longest was just over 2 weeks :p.
#8
MBeeching
It did start to improve so I didn't seek specialist help, it felt wrong for a couple of weeks longer though. It got really depressing when I thought my hearing was screwed forever.


I hear you (no punn intended), that's what started worrying me, as it's been going on for a while now and i started to have doubts as if i'd permanently be half death. :(

Since everyone seems to be getting over it though, i have good reason to be optimistic, thanks guys. :)
#9
synkill
Your inner ear is out of balance. You will get this if you are suffering from a cold, the inner ear is trying to protect itself from the imbalance. Hearing will return soon.

Your doc may suggest a bottle of Sudofed to help recover the balance.
Dont worry about it, I've had it a few times, longest was just over 2 weeks :p.


I actually didn't have a cold or anything but i may have hayfever, as i have sneeze attacks every now and again.

Thanks very much for the advice and i would like to be the first to welcome you to the forums.
I'm honoured that your first post was to try and help me, i hope you have a great time throughout the forums, as we're mainly like a close family unit.
#10
We always use otrivine before flying to avoid this happening. It has worked for us and our airways are always clear. Sudafed is the answer. My hubbie would sympothise with you. He got this really bad on the flight going out to our holiday and was like it for days. :-(
#11
Yup, definately go and see a doctor

Hope it improves soon
[helper]#12
marshallka
We always use otrivine before flying to avoid this happening. It has worked for us and our airways are always clear. Sudafed is the answer. My hubbie would sympothise with you. He got this really bad on the flight going out to our holiday and was like it for days. :-(

I've suffered problems with my hearing on planes before (particularly when I have a cold). Now I always use a Vicks inhaler before I board a plane whether I have a cold or not.
The other thing that helps is yawning as wide as you can - helps equalise the pressure.....
#13
Name and shame the airline. :thumbsup:

It is not really you but the pilot who has caused this, it is known but rarely admitted by airlines that they reduce the pressure and the air circulation in the cabin to save fuel at the cost of the passengers. I got a nasty virus on a flight to Canada and ended up in ICU for 2 days but the airline refused to admit they did anything wrong in fact they told me I must have picked it up when I landed in a foreign land. When I have spoken to air crews since they have told me that the airlines try and save as much money as possible now by turning down or off what they can, to save money and fuel, also they are loading less fuel on the flights to keep the aircraft lighter to burn less. There will always be enough fuel to divert to another airport in case there is an emergency but if this happens the plane usually lands with less that the allowed minimum reserve for landing.

It's a bit like the bank charges that we have had recently, you will never find an airline going to court over these allegations as it will only prove that they are now operating within the guidelines instead of erring on the side of caution and in my mind, one day the inevitable will happen and it will all be down to pilot error, which is totally out of order.

So I say name and shame them to see who is not looking after their passengers :x
#14
Pardon....?
#15
NatD
Pardon....?


:giggle: :giggle: Nicki Lauder :whistling:
#16
realfriendlyman
....i would like to be the first to welcome you to the forums.


Many thanks, hope you get well soon :).
[mod]#17
How did you get on???
#18
Syzable
How did you get on???


I explained in detail what happened to my gp and then he looked in my ears for a second each and then he printed out a prescription and said bye within seconds after i finished my explanation.

I have to take 3 tablets a day for the next 5 days and he thinks i should be fine after that.......... apparantly.
[mod]#19
realfriendlyman
I explained in detail what happened to my gp and then he looked in my ears for a second each and then he printed out a prescription and said bye within seconds after i finished my explanation.

I have to take 3 tablets a day for the next 5 days and he thinks i should be fine after that.......... apparantly.


Niiiiiice. Unfortuntately they don't get given the time to acknowledge you these days. :-(
[mod]#20
realfriendlyman
I explained in detail what happened to my gp and then he looked in my ears for a second each and then he printed out a prescription and said bye within seconds after i finished my explanation.

I have to take 3 tablets a day for the next 5 days and he thinks i should be fine after that.......... apparantly.


so he just gave you antibiotics ? Nice that he took the time to explain the problem to you :o Hope you're better soon anyway.
#21
sigma
so he just gave you antibiotics ? Nice that he took the time to explain the problem to you :o Hope you're better soon anyway.


Yeah exactly, i told him my dizzy spells seem to be getting pretty bad as well and when i checked the packet, the first thing it said was that it causes drowsiness.

He didn't even explain to me what i've got, he just kept saying take 3 a day for 5 days and you'll be fine.
#22
Did the surgery have revolving doors and moving floors? :)

Good luck with the pills!
#23
wraithchild
Did the surgery have revolving doors and moving floors? :)

Good luck with the pills!


Nah..... it just had a sign on the door saying "we're closed forever...... if you have an emergency, go to a bloody hospital, if it's not an emergency, get a life" :giggle:
#24
Is it normal that i'm feeling very light headed and i'm constantly dizzy?
#25
realfriendlyman
Is it normal that i'm feeling very light headed and i'm constantly dizzy?


Did it happen before taking the tablets?, Could be a side effect?

The fluid inside the ears is all part of balance etc.
#26
realfriendlyman
Is it normal that i'm feeling very light headed and i'm constantly dizzy?


I wouldn't have thought so. Apart from the hearing loss you have described perfectly how I feel when I have a bout of labryinthytis (sp) light hearded ,fuzzy, dizzy and disorianted and sick.

Is your hearing a loss or is it replaced with a buzzing?
#27
jennybubbles
I wouldn't have thought so. Apart from the hearing loss you have described perfectly how I feel when I have a bout of labryinthytis (sp) light hearded ,fuzzy, dizzy and disorianted and sick.

Is your hearing a loss or is it replaced with a buzzing?


I'm still feeling light headed and dizzy before and after i take the tablets, my gf thought i was going to faint when we went to the cinema the other day.

My hearing is more blocked than anything, i can hear a very light noise :-(
#28
seriously try travel sickness pills and get one of those sea sickness bands. I don't know if it is the same as I get but to me it sounds like some kind of inner ear imbalance so it won't hurt to try hun

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